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Which Quadrant?

In this worksheet, students must say in which quadrant the given coordinates lie.

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'Which Quadrant?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Equations and Algebra

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Worksheet Overview

A set of coordinate axes that extend from negative to positive numbers can be divided into 4 quarters.


These are called QUADRANTS and are labelled like this.



Notice that the 1st quadrant is the one where points have positive x-coordinates and positive y-coordinates, e.g. (3, 4), (6, 1) etc.

Notice also that the quadrants are labelled in an anticlockwise direction from the 1st quadrant round to the 4th quadrant.




In which quadrant does the point (4, -2) lie?



(4, -2) has a positive x-coordinate and and a negative y-coordinate.


It is in the 4th quadrant.

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