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Plotting Simple Shapes

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

'Plotting Simple Shapes' 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, and connect the points to form simple shapes.

Know the following shapes:

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

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

 

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?


Answer

Parallelogram and coordinates

We have drawn a  parallelogram.

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.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

Join (10, 10) to (9, 8).

Join (9, 8) to (8, 10).

Equilateral triangle

Right-angled triangle

Square

Rectangle

Parallelogram

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

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

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

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

isosceles triangle

right-angled triangle

square

rectangle

parallelogram

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (2, 5) to (4, 5).

Join (4, 5) to (4, 8).

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

Join (2, 8) to (2, 5).

isosceles triangle

right-angled triangle

square

rectangle

parallelogram

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

Join (7, 1) to (7, 9).

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

Join (6, 9) to (6, 1).

isosceles triangle

right-angled triangle

square

rectangle

parallelogram

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

Join (10, 2) to (10, 7).

Join (10, 7) to (8, 2).

isosceles triangle

right-angled triangle

square

rectangle

parallelogram

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.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

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

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

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

isosceles triangle

right-angled triangle

square

rectangle

parallelogram

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

Join (3, 2) to (4, 5).

Join (4, 5) to (2, 5).

Join (2, 5) to (1, 2).

isosceles triangle

right-angled triangle

square

rectangle

parallelogram

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

Join (3, 6) to (3, 10).

Join (3, 10) to (1, 10).

Join (1, 10) to (1, 6).

isosceles triangle

right-angled triangle

square

rectangle

parallelogram

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (8, 6) to (10, 8).

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

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

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

isosceles triangle

right-angled triangle

square

rectangle

parallelogram

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (8, 0) to (10, 2).

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

Join (8, 4) to (6, 2).

Join (6, 2) to (8, 0).

isosceles triangle

right-angled triangle

square

rectangle

parallelogram

  • 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.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

Join (10, 10) to (9, 8).

Join (9, 8) to (8, 10).

CORRECT ANSWER
Equilateral triangle
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form an equilateral triangle.
  • Question 2

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

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

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

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

CORRECT ANSWER
square
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form a square.
  • Question 3

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (2, 5) to (4, 5).

Join (4, 5) to (4, 8).

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

Join (2, 8) to (2, 5).

CORRECT ANSWER
rectangle
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form a rectangle.
  • Question 4

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

Join (7, 1) to (7, 9).

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

Join (6, 9) to (6, 1).

CORRECT ANSWER
rectangle
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form a rectangle.
  • Question 5

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

Join (10, 2) to (10, 7).

Join (10, 7) to (8, 2).

CORRECT ANSWER
right-angled triangle
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form a right-angled triangle.
  • 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.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

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

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

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

CORRECT ANSWER
square
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form a square.
  • Question 7

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

Join (3, 2) to (4, 5).

Join (4, 5) to (2, 5).

Join (2, 5) to (1, 2).

CORRECT ANSWER
parallelogram
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form a parallelogram.
  • Question 8

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

Join (3, 6) to (3, 10).

Join (3, 10) to (1, 10).

Join (1, 10) to (1, 6).

CORRECT ANSWER
rectangle
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form a rectangle.
  • Question 9

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (8, 6) to (10, 8).

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

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

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

CORRECT ANSWER
parallelogram
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form a parallelogram.
  • Question 10

On the same set of axes...

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (8, 0) to (10, 2).

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

Join (8, 4) to (6, 2).

Join (6, 2) to (8, 0).

CORRECT ANSWER
square
EDDIE SAYS
Join the points to form a square. It is still a square even though it has been turned.
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