MA.5.G.5.1Archived Standard

Identify and plot ordered pairs on the first quadrant of the coordinate plane.
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


  • 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.


  • 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