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Plotting Letters

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

'Plotting Letters' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Plot Points and Draw Sides

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, plot 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.

 

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?


Answer

Coordinate points P

We have drawn the letter   P.

On paper, draw a set of x and y-coordinate axes like these.

Use the same set of axes for questions 1 to 5.

 

Blank coordinate axes grid

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (6, 3) to (6, 1).

Join (6, 1) to (7, 1).

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (7, 8) to (8, 6).

Join (8, 6) to (9, 8).

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

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

Join (3, 5) to (3, 8).

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (2, 1) to (4, 3).

Join (2, 3) to (4, 1).

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (10, 4) to (9, 4).

Join (9, 4) to (9, 2).

Join (9, 2) to (10, 2).

On paper, draw a NEW set of x and y-coordinate axes like these.

Use the same set of axes for questions 6 to 10.

 

Blank coordinate axes grid

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (8, 8) to (8, 6).

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (8, 4) to (10, 4).

Join (10, 4) to (8, 2).

Join (8, 2) to (10, 2).

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (2, 2) to (2, 4).

Join (2, 4) to (4, 2).

Join (4, 2) to (4, 4).

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

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

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

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

Join (4, 7) to (4, 9).

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (2, 10) to (1, 10).

Join (1, 10) to (1, 8).

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

Join (1, 9) to (2, 9).

  • Question 1

On paper, draw a set of x and y-coordinate axes like these.

Use the same set of axes for questions 1 to 5.

 

Blank coordinate axes grid

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (6, 3) to (6, 1).

Join (6, 1) to (7, 1).

CORRECT ANSWER
L
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form the letter L.
  • Question 2

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (7, 8) to (8, 6).

Join (8, 6) to (9, 8).

CORRECT ANSWER
V
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form the letter V.
  • Question 3

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

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

Join (3, 5) to (3, 8).

CORRECT ANSWER
T
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form the letter T.
  • Question 4

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (2, 1) to (4, 3).

Join (2, 3) to (4, 1).

CORRECT ANSWER
X
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form the letter X.
  • Question 5

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (10, 4) to (9, 4).

Join (9, 4) to (9, 2).

Join (9, 2) to (10, 2).

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form the letter C.
  • Question 6

On paper, draw a NEW set of x and y-coordinate axes like these.

Use the same set of axes for questions 6 to 10.

 

Blank coordinate axes grid

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (8, 8) to (8, 6).

CORRECT ANSWER
I
l
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form the letter I.
  • Question 7

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (8, 4) to (10, 4).

Join (10, 4) to (8, 2).

Join (8, 2) to (10, 2).

CORRECT ANSWER
Z
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form the letter Z.
  • Question 8

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (2, 2) to (2, 4).

Join (2, 4) to (4, 2).

Join (4, 2) to (4, 4).

CORRECT ANSWER
N
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form the letter N.
  • Question 9

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

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

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

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

Join (4, 7) to (4, 9).

CORRECT ANSWER
O
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form the letter O.
  • Question 10

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Type the letter of the alphabet that is formed.

Join (2, 10) to (1, 10).

Join (1, 10) to (1, 8).

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

Join (1, 9) to (2, 9).

CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form the letter E.
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