To describe positions on a 2D Grid as coordinates

To describe positions on a 2D Grid as coordinates

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will revise the names of different types of 2D shape. We will begin to explore how shapes can be referred to on a grid using coordinates. We will learn about the x and y axis and how to read coordinates to locate points on a grid. We will use the correct mathematical language for shape and coordinates for a variety of quadrilaterals.

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5 Questions

Q1.
The corners of a 2-D shape are known as....
axes
reflex angles
Correct answer: vertices
Q2.
The 'x' axis is:
diagonal
Correct answer: horizontal
vertical
Q3.
The 'y' axis is:
diagonal
horizontal
Correct answer: vertical
Q4.
Which axis do you move along first when you plot coordinates?
either
Correct answer: the x axis
the y axis
Q5.
What do we call the point on a coordinates grid where the x and y axis cross?
the middle
Correct answer: the origin
zero

Lesson appears in

UnitMaths / Position and Direction