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Plot Simple Shapes on Coordinate Grids

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

'Plot Simple Shapes on Coordinate Grids' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Draw/Translate Shapes

Popular topics:   Geometry worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will learn how to plot points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes and join the points with lines, forming simple shapes.


We need to 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.



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?


Parallelogram Coordinates


We have drawn a parallelogram.


Now it't time to have a go at some questions yourself.

It will help you to answer the questions if you draw a coordinate grid on paper, so maybe fetch some paper, a  pencil and a ruler before starting the questions.


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