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Coordinates: Plotting Simple Shapes

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

'Coordinates: Plotting Simple Shapes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Draw/Translate Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, plot points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes and join the points with lines, forming simple shapes.

Be familiar with the following shapes:

Isosceles Triangle, Right-angled Triangle, Square, Rectangle, Parallelogram.

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

 

Example

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

Join (2, 0) to (1, -3).

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

Join (-1, -3) to (0, 0).

Which shape has been drawn?


Answer

Parallelogram 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 the next 5 questions.

 

Blank Coordinate Axes

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (-2, -3) to (0, -3).

Join (0, -3) to (-1, -5).

Join (-1, -5) to (-2, -3).

Isosceles Triangle

Right-angled Triangle

Square

Rectangle

Parallelogram

Using the same set of axes, follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (-6, -3) to (-4, -3).

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

Join (-4, -5) to (-6, -5).

Join (-6, -5) to (-6, -3).

Square

Right-angled Triangle

Isosceles Triangle

Rectangle

Parallelogram

On the same set of axes, follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

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

Join (-3, -1) to (-5, -1).

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

Square

Right-angled Triangle

Isosceles Triangle

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, -3) to (1, 5).

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

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

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

Square

Right-angled Triangle

Isosceles Triangle

Rectangle

Parallelogram

On the same set of axes, follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

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

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

Square

Right-angled Triangle

Isosceles Triangle

Rectangle

Parallelogram

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

Use the same set of axes for the rest of the questions.

Blank Coordinate Axes

 

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (-1, 4) to (1, 4).

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

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

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

Square

Right-angled Triangle

Isosceles Triangle

Rectangle

Parallelogram

On the same set of axes, follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (-3, 0) to (-1, 0).

Join (-1, 0) to (-2, -3).

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

Join (-4, -3) to (-3, 0).

Square

Right-angled Triangle

Isosceles Triangle

Rectangle

Parallelogram

On the same set of axes, follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (-4, 1) to (-4, 5).

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

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

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

Square

Right-angled Triangle

Isosceles Triangle

Rectangle

Parallelogram

On the same set of axes, follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

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

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

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

Join (5, 3) to (3, 1).

Square

Right-angled Triangle

Isosceles Triangle

Rectangle

Parallelogram

On the same set of axes, follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (3, -1) to (5, -3).

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

Join (3, -5) to (1, -3).

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

Square

Right-angled Triangle

Isosceles Triangle

Rectangle

Parallelogram

  • Question 1

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

Use the same set of axes for the next 5 questions.

 

Blank Coordinate Axes

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (-2, -3) to (0, -3).

Join (0, -3) to (-1, -5).

Join (-1, -5) to (-2, -3).

CORRECT ANSWER
Isosceles Triangle
EDDIE SAYS
The shape is an isosceles triangle.
  • Question 2

Using the same set of axes, follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (-6, -3) to (-4, -3).

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

Join (-4, -5) to (-6, -5).

Join (-6, -5) to (-6, -3).

CORRECT ANSWER
Square
EDDIE SAYS
The shape is 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 (-5, 2) to (-3, 2).

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

Join (-3, -1) to (-5, -1).

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

CORRECT ANSWER
Rectangle
EDDIE SAYS
The shape is 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 (1, -3) to (1, 5).

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

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

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

CORRECT ANSWER
Rectangle
EDDIE SAYS
The shape is 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 (3, -3) to (5, 2).

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

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

CORRECT ANSWER
Right-angled Triangle
EDDIE SAYS
The shape is 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 the rest of the questions.

Blank Coordinate Axes

 

Follow these instructions to plot points and draw lines.

Name the shape that is formed.

Join (-1, 4) to (1, 4).

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

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

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

CORRECT ANSWER
Square
EDDIE SAYS
The shape is 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 (-3, 0) to (-1, 0).

Join (-1, 0) to (-2, -3).

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

Join (-4, -3) to (-3, 0).

CORRECT ANSWER
Parallelogram
EDDIE SAYS
The shape is 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 (-4, 1) to (-4, 5).

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

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

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

CORRECT ANSWER
Rectangle
EDDIE SAYS
The shape is 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 (3, 1) to (3, 3).

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

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

Join (5, 3) to (3, 1).

CORRECT ANSWER
Parallelogram
EDDIE SAYS
The shape is 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 (3, -1) to (5, -3).

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

Join (3, -5) to (1, -3).

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

CORRECT ANSWER
Square
EDDIE SAYS
The shape is a square.
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