A coordinate plane is like a big grid where we can find the location of points, like flowers, using numbers called coordinates. The coordinate plane has two number lines called axes. The horizontal line is called the x-axis, and the vertical line is called the y-axis. They meet at a point called the origin.
Coordinates are written as (x, y), where x is the number on the x-axis and y is the number on the y-axis. For example, (3, 2) means you move 3 steps to the right along the x-axis and 2 steps up along the y-axis.
Now, let’s find the coordinates of the flowers on your worksheet:
- Look at the flower you want to find the coordinates for.
- First, find the x-coordinate: Follow the flower’s position straight down to the x-axis and see what number it lines up with. Write this number down.
- Next, find the y-coordinate: Follow the flower’s position straight to the left to the y-axis and see what number it lines up with. Write this number down.
- Now, put the x and y-coordinates together as (x, y) – this is the flower’s coordinates!
For example, if a flower lines up with the number 4 on the x-axis and the number 3 on the y-axis, its coordinates are (4, 3).
Repeat these steps for each flower on the worksheet, and you’ll find all their coordinates!
Printable Coordinate Planes Worksheets