Cartesian Coordinate Plane (Adventure Themed) Worksheets

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Definition

The Cartesian Coordinate Plane

  • It is named after the French mathematician Rene Descartes.
  • It is defined by two perpendicular number lines: the x-axis, which is horizontal, and the y-axis, which is vertical. 
  • Through these axes, we can describe or locate any point in the plane using an ordered pair of numbers.

Summary

One of the useful applications of graphing points on the coordinate plane is locating the exact position of places or countries in the world.

  • Quadrant I x and y-coordinates are both greater than 0.
  • Quadrant II x-coordinates are less than 0 while y-coordinates are greater than 0.
  • Quadrant III x and y-coordinates are both less than 0.
  • Quadrant IV x-coordinates are greater than 0 while y-coordinates are less than 0.

PARTS OF THE CARTESIAN COORDINATE PLANE

  • X – axis is the horizontal number line of the cartesian/coordinate plane. It contains the x-values of the coordinates. 
  • Y – axis is the vertical number line of the cartesian/coordinate plane. It contains the y-values of the coordinates. 
  • Origin is the intersection of the two number lines. Its coordinates are (0, 0).
  • Points are plotted on the cartesian plane. It has coordinates. 
  • Coordinates tell the location of a point in the plane. It is given by a pair of numbers enclosed in parentheses: (x ,y). The first number x  gives the point’s horizontal position and the second number y gives its vertical position.

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Worksheets Activities Included

Ages 9-1 (Basic)

  • Adventure Day
  • Our Destination
  • Where in the Map?
  • Mr. Jones Has a Point!
  • Adventure Bag

Ages 10-11 (Advanced)

  • Assembling the Camping Tent
  • The Compass Says
  • GPS Activated
  • Camping Gas and Logs
  • Camper’s Tracker