## What format should coordinates be in when graphing?

Drawing a Coordinate Graph Ordered pairs are written in parentheses (x-coordinate, y-coordinate). The origin is located at (0,0). Note that coordinates are often written with no space after the comma. The location of (2,5) is shown on the coordinate grid below.

## What are coordinates images?

Coordinate pictures are a way of helping to reinforce plotting skills with a game of connect-the-dots. Each series of points connects to form a line. The collection of lines reveals a picture.

**How do you do coordinates?**

Coordinates are written as (x, y) meaning the point on the x axis is written first, followed by the point on the y axis. Some children may be taught to remember this with the phrase ‘along the corridor, up the stairs’, meaning that they should follow the x axis first and then the y.

**What is the center of a coordinate plane called?**

The center of the coordinate system (where the lines intersect) is called the origin. The axes intersect when both x and y are zero. The coordinates of the origin are (0, 0). An ordered pair contains the coordinates of one point in the coordinate system.

### How do you express coordinates?

Start with your line of latitude, writing the degrees, then the minutes, then the seconds. Then, add the North or South as the direction. Then, write a comma followed by your line of longitude in degrees, then minutes, then seconds. Then, add East or West as the direction.

### How do you plot points on a graph example?

Follow these simple steps:

- First, find the value for x on the x-axis.
- Next, find the y-value – in this case, y=1100, so find 1100 on the y-axis.
- Your point should be plotted at the intersection of x=0 and y=1100.
- Finally, plot the point on your graph at the appropriate spot.