 # Statistics: Plotting Points on X and Y Axes

In this worksheet, students plot and read points and understand the simple reflection of points in the x- and y-axes. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Charts and Graphs

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, we will learn about plotting points in quadrants 1 - 4.

In quadrant 1, the numbers are at the top right section of the graph with positive x and y-coordinates.

In quadrant 2, the numbers are at the top left section of the graph with negative x-coordinates and positive y-coordinates.

In quadrant 3, the numbers are in the bottom left section of the graph, with negative x and y-coordinates.

In quadrant 4, the numbers are in the bottom right section of the graph, with positive x-coordinates and negative y-coordinates. Remember that the x-coordinate comes before the y-coordinate.

The coordinates of the corners of the shape above are (1, 1), (4, 1), (5, 2), (3, 5).

Plot these points and join them as you go. (1, 1)(4, 1)(5, 2)(3, 5).
Which shape will you obtain?  A, B, C, or D A

B

C

D

Plot these points and join them as you go. (1, 1)(4, 1)(5, 2)(3, 5).
Which shape you will obtain on reflecting your shape in the y-axis (A, B, C, D)? A

B

C

D

Plot these points and join them as you go. (1, 1)(4, 1)(5, 2)(3, 5).
Which shape you will obtain on reflecting your shape in the x-axis (A, B, C, D)? A

B

C

D

Plot these points and join them as you go. (1, 1)(4, 1)(5, 2)(3, 5).
What coordinates will you obtain on reflecting your shape in the y-axis? (-1, 1), (-4, 1), (-5, 2), (-3, 5)

(1, -1), (4, -1), (5, -2), (3, -5)

Plot these points and join them as you go. (1, 1)(4, 1)(5, 2)(3, 5).
What coordinates will you obtain on reflecting your shape in the x-axis? (-1, 1), (-4, 1), (-5, 2), (-3, 5)

(1, -1), (4, -1), (5, -2), (3, -5)

Plot these points and join them as you go. (-1, 1)(-4, 1)(-5, 2)(-3, 5).
What shape will you obtain? A, B, C or D A

B

C

D

Plot these points and join them as you go. (-1, 1)(-4, 1)(-5, 2)(-3, 5).
Which shape you will obtain on reflecting your shape in the y-axis (A, B, C, D)? A

B

C

D

Plot these points and join them as you go. (-1, 1)(-4, 1)(-5, 2)(-3, 5).
Which shape you will obtain on reflecting your shape in the x-axis (A, B, C, D)? A

B

C

D

Plot these points and join them as you go. (-1, 1)(-4, 1)(-5, 2)(-3, 5).
Which coordinates will you obtain on reflecting your shape in the y-axis (A, B, C, D)? (-1, -1), (-4, -1), (-5, -2), (-3, -5)

(1, 1) (4, 1) (5, 2) (3, 5)

Plot these points and join them as you go. (-1, 1)(-4, 1)(-5, 2)(-3, 5).
Which coordinates will you obtain on reflecting your shape in the x-axis (A, B, C, D)? (-1, -1), (-4, -1), (-5, -2), (-3, -5)

(1, 1), (4, 1), (5, 2), (3, 5)

• Question 1

Plot these points and join them as you go. (1, 1)(4, 1)(5, 2)(3, 5).
Which shape will you obtain?  A, B, C, or D B
EDDIE SAYS
Shape B is the correct answer because all of the coordinates are positive numbers in the first quadrant.
• Question 2

Plot these points and join them as you go. (1, 1)(4, 1)(5, 2)(3, 5).
Which shape you will obtain on reflecting your shape in the y-axis (A, B, C, D)? A
EDDIE SAYS
If this shape is reflected in the y-axis, that means the shape moves across the y-axis into the second quadrant with negative x-coordinates and positive y-coordinates, so the answer is A.
• Question 3

Plot these points and join them as you go. (1, 1)(4, 1)(5, 2)(3, 5).
Which shape you will obtain on reflecting your shape in the x-axis (A, B, C, D)? C
EDDIE SAYS
If this shape is reflected in the x-axis, that means the shape moves below into the fourth quadrant with the x-coordinates positive and the y-coordinates negative, so the answer is C.
• Question 4

Plot these points and join them as you go. (1, 1)(4, 1)(5, 2)(3, 5).
What coordinates will you obtain on reflecting your shape in the y-axis? (-1, 1), (-4, 1), (-5, 2), (-3, 5)
EDDIE SAYS
Remember x comes before y in coordinates, so the answer is (-1,1), (-4, 1), (-5,2), (-3,5) because the shape is reflected in the second quadrant.
• Question 5

Plot these points and join them as you go. (1, 1)(4, 1)(5, 2)(3, 5).
What coordinates will you obtain on reflecting your shape in the x-axis? (1, -1), (4, -1), (5, -2), (3, -5)
EDDIE SAYS
Remember x comes before y in coordinates, so the answer is (1, -1), (4, -1), (5, -2), (3, -5) because the shape is reflected in the fourth quadrant.
• Question 6

Plot these points and join them as you go. (-1, 1)(-4, 1)(-5, 2)(-3, 5).
What shape will you obtain? A, B, C or D A
EDDIE SAYS
The x-coordinates are negative and the y-coordinates are positive, so the shape must be on the left side, in the second quadrant. The answer is A.
• Question 7

Plot these points and join them as you go. (-1, 1)(-4, 1)(-5, 2)(-3, 5).
Which shape you will obtain on reflecting your shape in the y-axis (A, B, C, D)? B
EDDIE SAYS
If this shape is reflected in the y-axis, that means the shape moves across the y-axis into the first quadrant, so the answer is B.
• Question 8

Plot these points and join them as you go. (-1, 1)(-4, 1)(-5, 2)(-3, 5).
Which shape you will obtain on reflecting your shape in the x-axis (A, B, C, D)? D
EDDIE SAYS
If this shape is reflected in the x-axis, that means the shape moves below into the third quadrant with both negative x and y-coordinates, so the answer is D.
• Question 9

Plot these points and join them as you go. (-1, 1)(-4, 1)(-5, 2)(-3, 5).
Which coordinates will you obtain on reflecting your shape in the y-axis (A, B, C, D)? (1, 1) (4, 1) (5, 2) (3, 5)
EDDIE SAYS
If this shape is reflected in the y-axis, that means the shape moves across the y-axis into the first quadrant where the coordinates are all positive numbers, so the answer is the second set of coordinates.
• Question 10

Plot these points and join them as you go. (-1, 1)(-4, 1)(-5, 2)(-3, 5).
Which coordinates will you obtain on reflecting your shape in the x-axis (A, B, C, D)? (-1, -1), (-4, -1), (-5, -2), (-3, -5)
EDDIE SAYS
If this shape is reflected in the x-axis, that means the shape moves below the x-axis into the third quadrant where the coordinates are all negative numbers, so the answer is the first set of coordinates.
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