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Read and Write Coordinates On a Grid

In this worksheet, students will read and write coordinates in the first quadrant of a coordinate grid.

'Read and Write Coordinates On a Grid' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Coordinate Grids

Difficulty level:  

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 that?


Let's try some questions!


boy writing

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