Graph Points In Quadrant 1 Math Games

In this series of games, your students will learn to represent real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane. The Graph Points In Quadrant 1 learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 5.G.A.2 as written in the common core national math standards.

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Concepts Covered

The coordinate plane is two perpendicular lines that serve as the starting point for describing precise location.  The horizontal line is labeled the x-axis and the vertical line is labeled the y-axis. The origin is where the x-axis and y-axis meet.

The first number in an ordered pair is labeled the x coordinate and the second number is the y coordinate. Ordered pairs are expressed as (x, y). The x value determines the horizontal movement away from the origin with positive values denoting movement to the right of the origin and negative x values denoting movement to the left of the origin. The y value determines the vertical movement away from the origin with positive values denoting movement up from the origin and negative x values denoting movement down from the origin. Quadrant 1 is defined as both x and y coordinates are positive values.

Solve mathematical and real-world problems using coordinates. Interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.

A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.

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Tags: coordinate plane, perpendicular, x-axis, y-axis, origin, ordered pair, horizontal, vertical, coordinate, quadrant

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