This is a simple cartoon that gives a brief and oversimplified explanation of which axis is the X-axis and which axis is the Y-axis on a coordinate plane. A four quadrant plane is presented, but not identified. The goal of the cartoon was to show students the following:
Which axis is the X-axis; Which axis is the Y-axis, The location and definition of the Origin; and the format for the ordered pair. There is a lot of white space in the drawing because I use it as a "follow along" for class discussions. Students add information as we discuss ordered pairs.