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Plot Simple Shapes on a Grid

In this worksheet, students will plot points on a set of xy-coordinate axes and join certain points to form simple 2D shapes.

'Plot Simple Shapes on a Grid' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

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 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.


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Let's try an example question together!



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?



Parallelogram and coordinates


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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