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]

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. (01:42)

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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]

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. (02:37)

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. (00:50)[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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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. (2:10)

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