Graph Picture

A Maths Lesson Starter of The Day

Plot the following coordinates and join them up in order.

(4, 3) (3, 2) (2, 0) (3, -2) (4, -3) (7, -3)

(9, -1) (9, 2) (8, -1) (7, -2) (6, -2) (7, 0)

(6, 2) (5, 3) (4, 3) (3, 4) (4, 6) (4, 5)

(5, 5) (5, 6) (6, 4) (5, 3)


Reflect the picture you have drawn in the y-axis.

Printable axes

If your
pupils have access
to computers then
scroll down the page
to see the student
interactive version.


Topics: Starter | Coordinates | Graphs

  • Transum,
  • Don't miss the 'Change Picture' button below the answers, it will provide you with different sets of coordinates for different pictures (there are currently four different pictures available). Feel free to create your own graph picture then paste the coordinates in the comments here for all to share.

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops?  This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments:

However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below.

Laptops In Lessons

Here is the URL which will take them to a the self-checking student version of this activity.

Student Activity


Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.


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