Meaning of Coordinates

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Skill:

Locate a point in Quadrant I of a coordinate grid given an ordered pair; name the ordered pair for a point in Quadrant I of a coordinate grid.

Meaning of Coordinates

Explore the x and y coordinates of a point. Discover the meaning of a changing coordinate pair.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Multiple-choice question 1

Which statements are true?

A
The 1st coordinate changes when the bee is moved left or right.
B
The 1st coordinate changes when the bee is moved up or down.
C
The 2nd coordinate changes when the bee is moved left or right.
D
The 2nd coordinate changes when the bee is moved up or down.
E
If the bee sits on the -axis, the 1st coordinate is zero.
F
If the bee sits on the -axis, the 1st coordinate is zero.

Multiple-choice question 2

What does the -coordinate describe?

A
I have to go up that many steps.
B
That's how far I need to go in the direction of the -axis.
C
The distance of the point from the origin of the coordinate system
D
The number of steps to the right