Education Technology

Where is the Point?

Published on 08/29/2011

Activity Overview

Students are introduced to the Cartesian plane.

Key Steps

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    Students are introducted to graphing a point in the Cartesian plane. They may drag point P around the plane, seeing how each movement affects the point’s coordinates.

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    In Problem 2, students should be able to conclude that points on the x-axis have a y-coordinate of 0 and that points on the y-axis have an x-coordinate of 0.