The Cartesian Plane: Definition & Explanation


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Select the correct coordinates for the star.

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1. Select the correct ordered pair for the star.

2. The arrow points to the origin on the graph. What are the coordinates for the origin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and accompanying worksheet to test your ability to calculate ordered pairs for objects in a Cartesian plane. You will need to know the definition of origin, quadrant, and ordered pair.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz and check your ability to:

  • Select coordinates
  • Find ordered pairs
  • Locate the origin
  • Identify the four quadrants of a Cartesian plane

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding of the concept of Cartesian plane
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems regarding coordinates and ordered pairs
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define coordinates, ordered pair, quadrants, and origin
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about location of objects

Additional Learning

Learn more about Cartesian planes in this interactive lesson. Topics covered include:

  • Using a map grid
  • Using numbers on the map grid
  • Defining the Cartesian plane
  • Defining parts of the Cartesian plane