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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:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you must plot points on a set of x-y coordinate axes, and join them with lines to form simple shapes.

You must know the following shapes:

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

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

 

 

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

We have drawn a Parallelogram.

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

You can use the same set of axes for the next 5 questions.

 

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

On 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-y coordinate axes like these.

You can use the same set of axes for the rest of the questions.

 

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-y coordinate axes like these.

You can use the same set of axes for the next 5 questions.

 

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

  • Question 2

On 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Question 6

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

You can use the same set of axes for the rest of the questions.

 

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Still a square even though it has been turned.
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