This selection provides an introduction to the basics of the coordinate plane. An interactive board is used to show the x and y axis, quadrants, and an ordered pair. A tip is also provided to help students learn the number of each quadrant. ( 1:46...)[more]

In this video, I show you how to plot and locate points on a grid
using an (x,y) coordinate system, also known as ordered pairs. I also
show you how grids are divided into quadrants and how each quadrant has unique characteristics.

The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to demonstrate how to plot an ordered pair on the coordinate plane. One example is modeled using a step by step description of how to plot the ordered pair.

The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to demonstrate how to find the distance between two points on the coordinate plane. One example is modeled using the distance formula.

This selection contains a slide show which list the steps of graphing an equation. The steps given are get to know coordinate plane, make a T-chart, do the math, graph your points, and connect points. The video is brief but could serve as an introd...uction or review. ( :50)[more]

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad have become separated on an island. In order to find each other they bring up a map on their Skwak Pads and try to compare positions using a coordinate grid and landmarks on the map. (2mins)

Identify points in the first quadrant of a grid using ordered pairs. Name the coordinates of a point plotted in the first quadrant. Graph points in the first quadrant on a grid using ordered pair. State the missing coordinate of a figure in the first... quadrant of a coordinate grid using geometric properties. (e.g. find the coordinates of the missing vertex of a rectangle when two adjacent sides are drawn) Graph a polygon in the first quadrant using ordered pair. Graph data points in (x,y) form in any quadrant of a coordinate grid.[more]

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad is trying to locate a lost Transformatron. Matt can see it along one line, while Jackie says she can see it along a different line. Digit and Inez try to figure out how this is possible. (2:17)

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