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Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia
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Number and Number Sense

Computation and Estimation

Measurement and Geometry

Probability, Statistics, Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

SOL Review Materials
Focus: Properties and Relationships

The student will
a)   identify the coordinates of a point in a coordinate plane; and
b)  graph ordered pairs in a coordinate plane. 
Essential Knowledge and Skills
  • Identify and label the axes of a coordinate plane.
  • Identify and label the quadrants of a coordinate plane.
  • Identify the quadrant or the axis on which a point is positioned by examining the coordinates (ordered pair) of the point.
  • Graph ordered pairs in the four quadrants and on the axes of a coordinate plane.
  • Identify ordered pairs represented by points in the four quadrants and on the axes of the coordinate plane.
  • Relate the coordinate of a point to the distance from each axis and relate the coordinates of a single point to another point on the same horizontal or vertical line.†Revised March 2011
Essential Understandings
  • Can any given point be represented by more than one ordered pair? The coordinates of a point define its unique location in a coordinate plane. Any given point is defined by only one ordered pair.
  • In naming a point in the plane, does the order of the two coordinates matter? Yes. The first coordinate tells the location of the point to the left or right of the y-axis and the second point tells the location of the point above or below the x-axis. Point (0, 0) is at the origin.
Vertical Articulation
  1. SOL 4.10ab - a) ID/describe representations of points/lines/line segments/rays/angles; b) ID representations of lines illustrating parallelism/perpendicularity
  2. SOL 5.11 - measure right/acute/obtuse/straight angles
  3. SOL 7.8 - represent transformations of polygons in the coordinate plane by graphing
  4. SOL 8.8ab - a) apply transformations to plane figures; b) ID applications of transformations
Instructional Materials
  1. VDOE Enhanced Scope and Sequence Lesson: What’s the Point? (PDF) - Identifying coordinates of a point and graphing ordered pairs (Word)
  2. Notes: Coordinate Plane (flipchart) - 21 slides including interactive practice, ActivEngage questions, websites and notes.
  3. Activity: ActivEngage Self-Paced Coordinate Review (flipchart) - 14 review questions on coordinate plane.
  4. Activity: Coordinate Plane Review (flipchart) - 9 interactive practice slides
  5. Mini Unit: Coordinate Plane (pdf) - includes guided notes, foldable lesson, drawing lesson and project
  6. VDOE Algebra Readiness Curriculum Companion: Investigating Patterns, Functions, and Algebra (pdf)
Real World Lessons
  1. Worksheet: Mapping the Coordinate Plane (doc) - integrating SS mapping into Math. 
  2. Worksheet: Coordinate Planes Logos (pdf) - 10 practice locating points
  3. Worksheet: Creature Coordinates (doc) - 18 practice problems
  4. Quiz: Coordinate Plane (doc) - 25 questions including locating points, graphing points and vocab matching
SOL Mini Quiz
  1. SOL 6.11 Mini Quiz: Coordinate Plane (pdf)
  1. Coordinate Figures: Create a block letter on a coordinate plane (doc)
  1. YouTube: Coordinate Plane and Plotting Points
  2. PH: Naming coordinates
  3. PH: Graphing points on the coordinate plane
Explore Learning
  1. City Tour (Coordinates): Go sightseeing in fictional cities all over the world. Learn about coordinates on a graph by navigating around these cities on a grid-like city map. Some landmarks are shown on the map. For others, you are only given the coordinates. Can you find all of them?
  2. Distance-Time Graphs: Create a graph of a runner's position versus time and watch the runner complete a 40-yard dash based on the graph you made. Notice the connection between the slope of the line and the speed of the runner. What will the runner do if the slope of the line is zero? What if the slope is negative? Add a second runner (a second graph) and connect real-world meaning to the intersection of two graphs.
  3. Points in the Coordinate Plane - Activity A: Identify the coordinates of points in the coordinate plane. Drag the points in the plane and investigate how the coordinates change in response.
  1. Math Playground: Space Boy to the Rescue - Locate the Coordinates
  2. Math Playground: Locate the Aliens - Identify Coordinate Pairs on a Graph
  3. Math-Play: Coordinate Plane Jeopardy
  4. Shodor: Maze Game
  5. Mr. Nussbaum: Stock the Shelves - A Coordinate Plane Game
  6. Fun Based Learning: Graphing
  7. BrainGenie: The Coordinate Plane
VDOE Interventions
  1. VDOE Algebra Readiness Curriculum Companion: Investigating Patterns, Functions, and Algebra - The lessons focus on algebraic reasoning. Students explore the relationships found in number patterns through arithmetic and geometric sequences using variables expressions. They use modeling to collect data, and they learn to record data so that they can see the relationship that exists among tables, graphs, words, and equations. (pdf)
Common Core Standards