# 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)
Body of Knowledge: Geometry
Idea: Level 1: Recall
Supporting Idea: Geometry and Measurement - Geometry and Measurement
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

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.