Practise Plotting Missing Points on a Grid

In this worksheet, students will plot missing points to complete a shape.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Plot Points and Draw Sides

Difficulty level:

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will plot points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes, and connect the points to form simple shapes.

We will need to know the following shapes:

isosceles triangle, right-angled triangle, square, rectangle, parallelogram.

Remember that the x-coordinate is plotted before the y-coordinate.

Let's try an example question together!

Example

Join (1, 1) to (2, 8)

Join (2, 8) to (4, 8)

Join (4, 8 ) to (3, 1)

Join (3, 1) to (1, 1)

Which shape has been drawn?

We have drawn a parallelogram.

For this activity, it would be helpful to draw out a grid so that you can plot the points and join them up yourself.

So, why not go and collect a pencil, paper and ruler and start the questions when you're ready?

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