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.