Graphing 1 - Coordinates

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Lesson Summary:

In this introductory lesson on graphing, students will learn about the rectangular coordinate system, or the XY plane, which is created by intersecting a horizontal and vertical number line. Students will learn how to identify the X and Y axis and the origin, and how to plot points on the plane using ordered pairs. The lesson also covers the four quadrants and how to read and write ordered pairs.

Lesson Description:

This video is an introduction to the Rectangular Coordinate System and covers the basic vocabulary, definitions, ordered pairs, and how to plot points on the x-y plane. This is part 1 of a series of videos about graphing lines.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is the rectangular coordinate system?
  • What is the cartesian plane?
  • What is the x-y plane?
  • What is the x-axis and y-axis?
  • What is the origin of a coordinate system?
  • What are the four quadrants of a coordinate graph?
  • How do you label a coordinate graph?
  • What is an ordered pair?
  • How do you write the coordinates of a point in the coordinate plane?
  • How do you plot the point (-3, 4)?
  • Where does (0, -4) go on a graph?
  • Where can I find example problems for plotting points and writing coordinates for points on a graph?
  • What is true about any point on the y-axis or any point on the x-axis?
  • How do you plot points on a graph from an ordered pair?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video goes through some vocabulary that you need to know in order to plot points and use coordinate axes. Also, you will learn how to plot points and how to write coordinate pairs for points. This beginning video teaches the basics of graphing points.