This is an introductory lesson to the Coordinate Plane. It includes a description of the x-axis, y-axis, origin, x-coordinate, y-coordinate, and the four quadrants. It allows the students to identify and plot points on the coordinate plane, as well as apply logical reasoning.
The lesson includes a learning target and an exit ticket to promote student self-assessment.
Common Core Math Standard 5.G.1: Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).