# Practise Reading and Writing Coordinates On a Grid

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

Key stage:  KS 2

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.

Example

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

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!

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