Graphing on the Coordinate Plane

Graphing points is like painting a picture in algebra. Starting with a number line, the video constructs the coordinate plane. The presentation introduces the concept of a coordinate pair as an intersection of the two lines containing the x- and y-values. The resource discusses the concept of quadrants in the coordinate plane.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Given a point, have pupils tell in which quadrant it is plotted
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know how to plot a rational number on a number line
  • Class members need to be familiar with positive and negative numbers
Pros

  • Provides two different methods of plotting points
  • Uses colors to highlight the component the narrator references
Cons

  • None