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Read Coordinates On a Graph

In this worksheet, students will select the right coordinates for the given points.

'Read Coordinates On a Graph' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Coordinate Grids

Popular topics:   Geometry worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn about reading coordinates on a coordinate grid. 


Remember that we read the x-coordinate before the y-coordinate.


The coordinates are written using brackets around the numbers and a comma to separate the values.

Like this: (x, y)


X comes before Y in the alphabet, so that makes it easier to remember, doesn't it?

This saying helps to remind us how to read coordinates, "We go along the hall before we go up the stairs."


Let's try an example together. 



What are the coordinates of the red diamond shown on the grid below?


Coordinates on coordinate grid



On the grid above, we go along 2 (on the x-axis) and then up 4 (on the y-axis).

Our coordinate is (2, 4)


Are you happy with all that?

Now it's time to try some questions like this for yourself.


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