Ms. Minner's Classroom

A Louisville Middle School Classroom

Plotting Points

October 25th, 2015 by

Plotting points (ordered pairs) on a coordinate plane is an essential skill for both algebra and geometry. An ordered pair (x, y) represents the coordinates of a point on a coordinate plane. The x-value represents the number of spaces moved to the left or right of the origin along the x-axis. The y-value represents the number of spaces moved up or down along the the y-axis. When plotting points, always go left or right first and then go up or down to plot the final location of the point. The links on this page will take you to instructional videos, games, and online practice activities that will help you master plotting points.

Catch the Fly

Locate the Aliens

Space Boy to the Rescue

What’s the Point?

Soccer Coordinates

Graphing Ordered Pairs

Billy Bug

Boat Coordinates

Bombs on the Grid

Quadrant Commander

Meteor Defense Coordinate 1

Math Pup Flying Saucer