6th Grade Math Coordinate Plane

A coordinate plane is a two-dimensional plane formed by the intersection of two lines called axis. One of these number lines is a horizontal number line called the x-axis and the other number line is a vertical number line called the y-axis. The plane is called two-dimensional because anywhere on this plane where you can put your finger, the location of that point will need two things– its distance on the x-axis and its distance on the y-axis. Coordinate plane 6th grade covers all the basics of Coordinate Planes.

Important Points of the Coordinate Plane


  • The left and the bottom part of the plane have negative x-axis and negative y-axis for negative integers. The point where the number lines intersect is called the origin.
  • A coordinate plane is a tool used for graphing points, lines, and other objects. It functions like a map that follows directions from one point to another.
  • The two number lines divide the coordinate plane into 4 regions. These regions are called Quadrants.
  • The first quadrant (+, +) known as the positive coordinates quadrant, is represented by the Roman numeral I.
  • The second quadrant (-, +) is represented by the Roman numeral II.
  • The third quadrant (-, -) is represented by the Roman numeral III.
  • The fourth quadrant (+, -) is represented by the Roman numeral IV.
  • The coordinates of any point are enclosed in brackets.


Coordinate Plane Example


1.    You are at (−4, 3). Move  5 units right and 2 units up. Write the coordinates of the point where you reach.

Ø Moving 5 units to the right will reach −4 + 5 = 1 on the x-axis. 

Ø Moving 2 units up will reach 3 + 2 = 5 on the y-axis.

Ø So, the coordinates of the point where we reached is (1, 5).

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