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Plot Points on Coordinate Grids and Recognise Shapes

In this worksheet, students will plot points on x/y axes and identify the name of the shape formed.

'Plot Points on Coordinate Grids and Recognise Shapes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Know, Describe and Present Shapes

Popular topics:   Geometry worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Look at the x and y- coordinate grid below.


The points (4,2), (6,7) and (8,2) have been plotted.


When we plot coordinates, remember the first number is for the x-axis and the second number is for the y-axis.

The x-axis is the horizontal line at the bottom and the y-axis is the vertical line going up the left-hand side but, don't worry, they're labelled for you!


Isosceles triangle and coordinates


The shape formed is an isosceles triangle.


An isosceles triangle is a triangle that has two of its sides and two of its angles the same.

An equilateral triangle is a regular shape - this means it has all of its sides and angles the same size.

A scalene triangle is a triangle where all three angles are different and all three sides are different.

A right-angled triangle has a right angle in it - this is when two of its sides meet at a 90 degree angle.


Let's try some questions now. You will need some paper and a pencil so that you can sketch out your coordinate grid each time.


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