Coordinates Starters: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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Notes: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 prerequisite skills for studying a number of branches of mathematics.
Coordinates Teacher Resources:Graph Paper: Flexible graph paper which can be printed or projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid. Coordinates Activities: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 evergrowing collection of ExamStyle Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Coordinate Geometry. Coordinates Videos: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. Coordinates Worksheets/Printables:Graph Picture Axes: Four sets of axes and coordinates from which reflecting pictures can be drawn. Coordinates External Links:Links to other websites containing resources for Coordinates are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below: SearchThe activity you are looking for may have been classified in a different way from the way you were expecting. You can search the whole of Transum Maths by using the box below.
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