# Write coordinates for already marked points in the first quadrant of a coordinate grid

I can write coordinates for already marked points in the first quadrant of a coordinate grid.

# Write coordinates for already marked points in the first quadrant of a coordinate grid

I can write coordinates for already marked points in the first quadrant of a coordinate grid.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Count along the x-axis and then the y-axis to find the coordinates for the marked point.
- Coordinates are recorded with the horizontal distance along the x-axis, then the vertical distance along the y-axis.
- Coordinates are recorded in brackets with the numbers separated by a comma.

### Common misconception

Pupils might confuse the x-axis and y-axis, leading them to count along the wrong axis.

Reiterate that the x-axis runs horizontally (left to right) and the y-axis runs vertically (up and down). Use visual aids, like arrows or labels, to clearly mark the axes on the grid.

### Keywords

X-axis - The x-axis runs horizontally (left-right) through zero.

Y-axis - The y-axis runs vertically (up-down) through zero.

Origin - The origin is where the x-axis and y-axis cross. It has the coordinate pair (0,0).

### Licence

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