MA.5.G.5.1Archived Standard

Identify and plot ordered pairs on the first quadrant of the coordinate plane.
General Information
Subject Area: X-Mathematics (former standards - 2008)
Grade: 5
Body of Knowledge: Geometry
Idea: Level 1: Recall
Supporting Idea: Geometry and Measurement - Geometry and Measurement
Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07
Content Complexity Rating: Level 1: Recall - More Information
Date of Last Rating: 06/07
Status: State Board Approved - Archived
Assessed: Yes
Test Item Specifications
  • Item Type(s): This benchmark may be assessed using: MC item(s)

  • Clarification :

    Students will identify the ordered pair that describes the location of a point on a coordinate plane.

    Students will identify the point on a coordinate plane that corresponds to a given ordered pair.

    Students may identify the location of a point on a coordinate plane that is equidistant from two points.

    Items will not include finding a specific distance between points.

    Students will describe the horizontal and vertical movements necessary to get from one point to another on a coordinate plane.

  • Content Limits :
    Items may include the following terms: coordinates, coordinate plane, ordered pairs, midpoint, x-axis and y-axis, but items will not assess the vocabulary of these terms.
  • Stimulus Attributes :

    All x- and y-coordinates must be whole numbers.

    Coordinate grids may have the x- and y-axes labeled.

    Coordinate grids may have arrows at the end of each axis.

    Items including the use of compass directions must include a compass rose.

    All coordinate grids must use a scale of one unit.

    Items may be set in either a real-world or a mathematical context.

    Graphics should be used in all these items.

Sample Test Items (1)
  • Test Item #: Sample Item 1
  • Question: The letters on the coordinate grid below represent the locations of paintings hanging on a wall of an art gallery.

     

    The manager wants to hang another painting exactly halfway between points A and B.

    Which ordered pair best describes the location of the new painting?
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Type: MC: Multiple Choice

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach 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

Educational Software / Tool

Free Graph Paper:

A variety of graph paper types for printing, including Cartesian, polar, engineering, isometric, logarithmic, hexagonal, probability, and Smith chart.

Type: Educational Software / Tool

Lesson Plans

Graphing points on the coordinate plane.:

This lesson introduces students to the coordinate plane practice plotting and locating points in Quadrant 1 of a coordinate system.
It also introduces the vocabulary, such as axes, origin, etc...

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

Cartesian Classroom:

The classroom is turned into a human Cartesian coordinate plane, thereby introducing students to the characteristics of the Cartesian coordinate system.

Type: Lesson Plan

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

Parent Resources

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