We use coordinates to describe the position of a point on a coordinate grid.

The coordinate grid is divided into four quadrants, shown below:

Coordinates are numbers written in brackets, like (3, 8) or (4, -2).

The first number is the **x-coordinate**. This describes how far along the (horizontal) x-axis to go.

The second number is the **y-coordinate**. This describes how far up the (vertical) y-axis to go.

Look at the points below. K has coordinates (1, 4). N has coordinates (-3, 1). F has coordinates (-3, -3) and P has coordinates (1, -3).