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Which Quadrant?

In this worksheet, students must say in which quadrant the given coordinates lie.

'Which Quadrant?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Coordinates in All Four Quadrants

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

A set of coordinate axes that extend from negative to positive numbers can be divided into 4 quarters.

 

These are called QUADRANTS and are labelled like this.

 

 

Notice that the 1st quadrant is the one where points have positive x-coordinates and positive y-coordinates, e.g. (3, 4), (6, 1) etc.

Notice also that the quadrants are labelled in an anticlockwise direction from the 1st quadrant round to the 4th quadrant.

 

 

Example

In which quadrant does the point (4, -2) lie?

 

Answer

(4, -2) has a positive x-coordinate and and a negative y-coordinate.

 

It is in the 4th quadrant.

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