In this lesson, the concept of graphing ordered pairs or plotting points in the coordinate plane is reviewed. Students learn to label the units on the x and y axes, which represent left to right and up and down positions, respectively. Starting at the origin, students are taught to move left or right, which determines a negative or positive value on the x-axis, and then move up or down, which determines a negative or positive value on the y-axis. Through the plotting of various ordered pairs, students are able to better understand the concept of graphing in the coordinate plane.
Graphing ordered pairs -- or plotting points -- in the coordinate plane.
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