In this activity, you will be asked to describe and write coordinates on a positive and negative axis using a coordinate grid.
Remember, we always read along the corridor (the x axis) and then up/ down the stairs (the y axis).
Look at the point A...
Its x-coordinate is -5 on the x axis.
Its y-coordinate is -3 on the y axis.
The x number always comes before the y number.
We write the coordinates for A as (-5, -3)
Notice, we always write coordinates in brackets with a comma between the two numbers.
Using the rules above, check you can read each of the points of the parallelogram on the coordinate grid.
Remember, 'along the corridor and up/down the stairs'
You always write the x point always before the y point.