# Graphing On A Coordinate Plane Math Games

In this series of games, your students will learn to solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of a coordinate plane. The Graphing On A Coordinate Plane 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 6.NS.C.8 as written in the common core national math standards.

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**Concepts Covered**

Location is precisely described using the intersection of those lines and line segments. The coordinate plane is 2 perpendicular lines that serve as the starting point for describing a precise location. The horizontal line is labeled the x-axis and the vertical line is labeled the y-axis. The first number in an ordered pair is labeled the x coordinate and the second the y coordinate and is 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.

There are 4 quadrants on a coordinate grid. Quadrant I contains all coordinates in which x and y are positive (x, y). Quadrant II contains all coordinates where x is negative and y is positive (x, -y). Quadrant III contains all coordinates where x and y are negative (-x, -y), and Quadrant IV contains all coordinates where x is positive and y is negative (x, -y).

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

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