Use coordinates to find a location on a grid.
Identify the x- and y-axis on a coordinate plane.
Become familiar with quadrant I of the coordinate plane and that all coordinate pairs will have positive numbers in this quadrant.
Become familiar with quadrant II of the coordinate plane and that the first number can be either positive or negative.
Understand that the first number in a coordinate pair indicates placement on the x-axis and the second indicates placement on the y-axis.
Graph points in the first and second quadrant of the coordinate plane.
Coordinates, Points, Ordered Pair, x-axis, y-axis, quadrant, latitude, longitude
- Reviewed features of a coordinate plane, i.e., x- and y- axes, the origin, and the quadrants.
- Plotted points based on the ordered pairs given.
- Determined the ordered pairs of points on a coordinate plane.
- Applied the skills of coordinates to a world map to find major cities and countries using latitude and longitude coordinates.
Use a world map to locate the countries or the major cities found at the given coordinates. There is one attached for your convenience.
1) Which country, made up of over 7,000 little islands is located near 15N 120E?
2) Which country’s capital city is located near 30N 30E? What is the name of the Capital?
3) What 3 countries surround the coordinates 0 (the Equator) and 75W?
4) What body of water is located at 60N90W?
5) Find the coordinates of all the favorite places you've traveled to and/or places you'd like to visit.
Remember to move North and South first, then East and West. (It's the revers in math!)
It may be helpful to label the maps with Ns and Ss (for North and South) on the latitudinal lines located above and below the equator, respectively; label the longitudinal lines (vertical lines) with Ws and Es (for West and East) across the top.
2) Egypt, Cairo
3) Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru
4) Hudson Bay