# Plotting Points Worksheets

How to Plot Points on a Graph - Cartesian points are written as x, y pairs in parentheses, like so: (x, y). To graph a point, first locate its position on the x-axis, then find its location on the y-axis, and finally plot where these points meet. The center point of the graph is called the origin and is written as the point (0, 0) because it's located at the zero point on the x-axis and the zero point on the y-axis. For example, to plot the point (3, -6), find the positive 3 on the x-axis and the negative 6 on the y-axis.

• ### Basic Lesson

This lesson leads students to their first successful plot on graph.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Students begin to plot more difficult coordinates.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Students plot 16 coordinate pairs.

• ### Independent Practice 2

The questions on this one see if they are paying attention to what they are reading.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Offers 8 questions for home and provides two examples.

• ### Skill Quiz

Students plot pairs in 10 quiz questions.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.