MA.5.GR.4.1

Identify the origin and axes in the coordinate system. Plot and label ordered pairs in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction includes the connection between two-column tables and coordinates on a coordinate plane.

Clarification 2: Instruction focuses on the connection of the number line to the x- and y-axis.

Clarification 3: Coordinate planes include axes scaled by whole numbers. Ordered pairs contain only whole numbers.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 5
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012070: Grade Five Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7712060: Access Mathematics Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012065: Grade 4 Accelerated Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.5.GR.4.AP.1: Explore the first quadrant of the coordinate plane including the origin, axes and points located by using ordered pairs.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Educational Games

BattleGraph:

A game that is an off-shoot of the classic game Battleship, for practice with coordinate graphing, complete with reproducible templates and animated PowerPoint introduction.

Type: Educational Game

Maze Game:

In this activity, students enter coordinates to make a path to get to a target destination while avoiding mines. This activity allows students to explore Cartesian coordinates and the Cartesian coordinate plane. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet.

Type: Educational Game

Formative Assessments

Understanding Coordinates:

Students are asked to explain the meaning of each coordinate and identify the x- and y-coordinates of a given ordered pair.

Type: Formative Assessment

On the Coordinate Plane:

Students are asked to graph points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane.

Type: Formative Assessment

Properties of Coordinate Planes:

Students describe the different components of a coordinate plane and then determine the coordinates of a point located in quadrant one.

Type: Formative Assessment

Coordinates:

Students will use directions provided to locate a point on the coordinate plane and then identify its x- and y-coordinates.

Type: Formative Assessment

What Do the Coordinates Mean?:

Students are asked to explain the meaning of each coordinate and identify the x- and y-coordinates of a given ordered pair.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Hop on the Grid:

In this lesson students will learn how to plot ordered pairs on a grid. The students will physically hop on a (12x12) coordinate grid created by the teacher. The student will accurately plot ordered pairs given.

Type: Lesson Plan

Plotting for Treasure:

In this lesson, students will identify and graph points on the first quadrant of a coordinate plane and then use their knowledge to create and play a game to determine the position of treasure as indicated on a coordinate plane.

Type: Lesson Plan

Human Ordered Pairs:

This is a fun hands-on and interactive lesson on graphing ordered pairs on a coordinate grid.

Type: Lesson Plan

Graphing points on the coordinate plane.:

This lesson introduces the students to the coordinate system.

Type: Lesson Plan

Cartesian Classroom:

The classroom is turned into a human Cartesian coordinate plane, thereby introducing students to the characteristics of the Cartesian coordinate system.  The example given is for all 4 quadrants but the 5th grade standard may be addressed by designing the classroom as only the first quadrant.  In this case, questions regarding negative numbers would not be asked.

Type: Lesson Plan

"Design A Town" Coordinates:

Students will learn how to plot coordinates on the x and y-axis in the first quadrant. Students will start with plotting and creating simple shapes and progress through more complex shapes. The wrap up lesson will have the students plot and create their own town.

Type: Lesson Plan

Quadrant Shuffle:

Students will work cooperatively using varying modalities in order to demonstrate how to graph coordinates(ordered pairs) on a coordinate plane. Students will be engaged in singing, dancing, and using either stickers or self created illustrations to create a coordinate grid treasure map.

Type: Lesson Plan

Voter Turnout and the 15th Amendment:

In this lesson plan, students will graph and analyze voting data to explain how the 15th Amendment expanded civic participation.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

What Do You Mean the Coordinate Plane Doesn’t Fly?:

Learn about the basics of the coordinate plane by focusing on Quadrant I and see why the coordinate plane is useful in everyday life in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

You Sank my Battleship! :

Learn how to accurately plot coordinates on a plane in interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Problem-Solving Task

Battle Ship Using Grid Paper:

The purpose of this task is to give students practice plotting points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane and naming coordinates of points. It could be easily adapted to plotting points with negative coordinates. It also provides teachers with a good opportunity to assess how well their students understand how to plot ordered pairs and identify the coordinates of points.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Tutorials

Coordinate Plane: Graphing Points in Quadrant I:

This Khan Academy tutorial video presents how to graph an ordered pair of positive numbers on the x- and y-axis of a coordinate plane.

Type: Tutorial

The Cartesian Coordinate System:

The Cartesian Coordinate system, formed from the Cartesian product of the real number line with itself, allows algebraic equations to be visualized as geometric shapes in two or three dimensions.  While this tutorial includes the basis of Coordinate system, it also includes ideas beyond fifth grade standards.  Most likely only advanced fifth graders would find the video engaging.  

Type: Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Coordinates:

Students will use directions provided to locate a point on the coordinate plane and then identify its x- and y-coordinates.

On the Coordinate Plane:

Students are asked to graph points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane.

Properties of Coordinate Planes:

Students describe the different components of a coordinate plane and then determine the coordinates of a point located in quadrant one.

Understanding Coordinates:

Students are asked to explain the meaning of each coordinate and identify the x- and y-coordinates of a given ordered pair.

What Do the Coordinates Mean?:

Students are asked to explain the meaning of each coordinate and identify the x- and y-coordinates of a given ordered pair.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

What Do You Mean the Coordinate Plane Doesn’t Fly?:

Learn about the basics of the coordinate plane by focusing on Quadrant I and see why the coordinate plane is useful in everyday life in this interactive tutorial.

You Sank my Battleship! :

Learn how to accurately plot coordinates on a plane in interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorials

What Do You Mean the Coordinate Plane Doesn’t Fly?:

Learn about the basics of the coordinate plane by focusing on Quadrant I and see why the coordinate plane is useful in everyday life in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

You Sank my Battleship! :

Learn how to accurately plot coordinates on a plane in interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Educational Game

Maze Game:

In this activity, students enter coordinates to make a path to get to a target destination while avoiding mines. This activity allows students to explore Cartesian coordinates and the Cartesian coordinate plane. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet.

Type: Educational Game

Tutorials

Coordinate Plane: Graphing Points in Quadrant I:

This Khan Academy tutorial video presents how to graph an ordered pair of positive numbers on the x- and y-axis of a coordinate plane.

Type: Tutorial

The Cartesian Coordinate System:

The Cartesian Coordinate system, formed from the Cartesian product of the real number line with itself, allows algebraic equations to be visualized as geometric shapes in two or three dimensions.  While this tutorial includes the basis of Coordinate system, it also includes ideas beyond fifth grade standards.  Most likely only advanced fifth graders would find the video engaging.  

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Educational Game

BattleGraph:

A game that is an off-shoot of the classic game Battleship, for practice with coordinate graphing, complete with reproducible templates and animated PowerPoint introduction.

Type: Educational Game

Problem-Solving Task

Battle Ship Using Grid Paper:

The purpose of this task is to give students practice plotting points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane and naming coordinates of points. It could be easily adapted to plotting points with negative coordinates. It also provides teachers with a good opportunity to assess how well their students understand how to plot ordered pairs and identify the coordinates of points.

Type: Problem-Solving Task