Plot Points on a Graph to Form Letters

In this worksheet, students will plot points on a set of x-y coordinate axes and join certain points to form the shapes of letters.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Plot Points and Draw Sides

Popular topics:   Geometry worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be plotting points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes, joining the points to form the shapes of letters.

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

Let's try an example question together.

Example

Join (4, 4) to (4, 9)

Join (4, 9) to (6, 9)

Join (6, 9 ) to (6, 7)

Join (6, 7) to (4, 7)

Which letter has been drawn?

We have drawn the letter P!

How do you feel about having a go at this?

The important thing is to plot the coordinates first before joining them up, so feel free to draw out a grid on a piece of squared paper before you begin.

Then, all you need to remember is to plot the position of the x-coordinate first!

Good luck!

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