MA.6.GR.1.1

Extend previous understanding of the coordinate plane to plot rational number ordered pairs in all four quadrants and on both axes. Identify the x- or y-axis as the line of reflection when two ordered pairs have an opposite x- or y-coordinate.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 6
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1205010: M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205020: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 6 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812015: Access M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.6.GR.1.AP.1: Plot integer ordered pairs in all four quadrants and on both axes.

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

Graphing Points in the Plane:

Students are asked to graph points given their coordinates and describe the coordinates of graphed points.

Type: Formative Assessment

Graphing on Cartesian Planes:

Students are asked to graph points given their coordinates and describe the coordinates of graphed points when the axes have different scales.

Type: Formative Assessment

Point Locations:

Students are asked to compare the graphs of coordinates that are opposite in sign on a number line and in the coordinate plane.

Type: Formative Assessment

Locating Quadrants:

Students are asked to determine in what quadrant or on which axis, points described algebraically, are located.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Game Room Copy Cat:

In this lesson, students will learn to plot points in all four quadrants of the coordinate grid, create a game room using only polygons, and describe the points in hopes of having their partner draw the exact room which will be kept a secret until the end. It's all about giving and following instructions while applying an understanding of positive and negative numbers on the coordinate grid.

Type: Lesson Plan

What Is Your Point?:

In this game, a student challenges a partner to recreate his or her quadrilateral or other shape on a geoboard by calling out the ordered pairs of the quadrilateral's vertices.

Type: Lesson Plan

Tutorials

The Coordinate Plane:

Students will plot an ordered pair on the x (horizontal) axis and y (vertical) axis of the coordinate plane.

Type: Tutorial

Coordinate Plane:

Students will become familiar with the coordinate plane.

Type: Tutorial

Graphing Points and Naming Quadrants:

This video contains examples of plotting coordinate pairs and identifying their quadrant.

Type: Tutorial

Coordinate Plane: Quadrants:

Students will learn how to identify the four quadrants in the 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

Graphing on Cartesian Planes:

Students are asked to graph points given their coordinates and describe the coordinates of graphed points when the axes have different scales.

Graphing Points in the Plane:

Students are asked to graph points given their coordinates and describe the coordinates of graphed points.

Locating Quadrants:

Students are asked to determine in what quadrant or on which axis, points described algebraically, are located.

Point Locations:

Students are asked to compare the graphs of coordinates that are opposite in sign on a number line and in the coordinate plane.

Student Resources

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

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

The Coordinate Plane:

Students will plot an ordered pair on the x (horizontal) axis and y (vertical) axis of the coordinate plane.

Type: Tutorial

Coordinate Plane:

Students will become familiar with the coordinate plane.

Type: Tutorial

Graphing Points and Naming Quadrants:

This video contains examples of plotting coordinate pairs and identifying their quadrant.

Type: Tutorial

Coordinate Plane: Quadrants:

Students will learn how to identify the four quadrants in the 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