# Explain how negative numbers are used on a coordinate grid

I can explain how negative numbers are used on a coordinate grid.

# Explain how negative numbers are used on a coordinate grid

I can explain how negative numbers are used on a coordinate grid.

## Slide deck

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Coordinates can include negative values
- The x or horizontal value is always the first value in a coordinate
- The y or vertical value is always the second value in a coordinate

### Common misconception

Pupils can get mixed up with which comes first, the x or y axis, when reading/plotting coordinates.

There are lots of aide-mémoires to remember the order. However, regular practice using a stem sentence like the one in the lesson will help.

### Keywords

Coordinates - Coordinates are a set of values that show an exact position.

Quadrant - Any of the four areas made when a plane is divided by an x and y axis.

Axis / Axes - The x and y lines that cross at right angles to make a graph or grid.

### Licence

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## Worksheet

## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

a set of values that show an exact position

any of 4 areas made when a plane is divided by x and y axes

the x and y lines that cross at right angles to make a grid

positive x direction, positive y direction

negative x direction, positive y direction

negative x direction, negative y direction

positive x direction, negative y direction