Origin in Math: Definition & Overview - Quiz & Worksheet


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The point (0,0) can be called which of the following?

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true of the origin.

2. You plot a point at (3,5). Which of the following is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The word 'origin' in math means the same thing it does in real life--the starting point. This quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of the term, as well as apply it to interpreting other points.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you will be asked questions about:

  • The definition of the origin
  • How other points relate to the origin
  • What is true about a point plotted in a certain area
  • Distance between a specific point and origin

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related math lesson on the origin
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding points on a grid and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the origin to answer questions involving other points on a grid

Additional Learning

See the accompanying lesson called Origin in Math: Definition and Overview to learn more about the origin, including:

  • Why it is called 'the origin'
  • How the origin gives context to other points
  • Real life applications of the mathematical origin