Graph Picture: Plot the given coordinates then join them up to form a picture.
Middle of Centres: Find the midpoint of the line joining the centres of enlargement.
Refreshing Revision: It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.
Two Twins and Tim: A tricky problem set on a coordinate grid.
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It is important that pupils become proficient at understanding coordinates at a basic level before using them in their study of graphs. Plotting points and finding the coordinates of points are the pre-requisite skills for studying a number of branches of mathematics.
Coordinates Teacher Resources:
Graph Paper: Flexible graph paper which can be projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid.
Coordinates: A self marking exercise on identifying coordinates culminating in finding the mid point of two given points.
Plotting Graphs: Complete a table of values then plot the corresponding points to create a graph.
Transformations: Draw transformations online and have them instantly checked. Includes reflections, translations, rotations and enlargements.
Where's Wallaby?: Find the hidden wallaby using the clues revealed at the chosen coordinates.
Alternatively, for the more advanced student, there is an ever-growing collection of Exam-Style Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Coordinate Geometry.
Coordinate Plane and Plotting Points: A video explaining the vocabulary and showing how to plot points in all four quadrants.
Opposites: About the Japanese street grid system and other opposites.
Graph Picture Axes: Four sets of axes and coordinates from which reflecting pictures can be drawn.
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