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Coordinate Plane Song | 4 Quadrant Version
Come on a treasure hunt with the NUMBEROCK crew as we explore a deserted island and follow the coordinates on an ancient coordinate plane treasure map that leads our favorite characters to modern treasures!
The ordered pairs are followed into a cave where the words x-axis, y-axis, and origin are explored by torch light. Join us on this exciting adventure and you'll never forget how to plot ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.
Coordinate Plane 4 Quadrant Version Lyrics
To plot the coordinates (two, one):
go right two, jump up one, and you’re done.
To plot (negative eight, positive two):
go left eight, up two. That’s what we do.
On the x-axis [count left or right].
On the y-axis [count up or down].
That’s how a coordinate’s point is found.
To plot the coordinates (nine, five):
go right nine, up five, to where you arrive.
For (negative three, negative nine):
go left three, down nine, where they intertwine.
To plot (positive six, negative four):
hop right six, down four. Let’s do one more!
With the ordered pair (zero, negative three):
remain at the origin; go down three with me.
The coordinates are kind of like clues
telling you where to plot the x and y values;
and when you see them on a questionnaire,
they can be called coordinates or an ordered pair.
There are four quadrants; the first is in the top right corner. The second, third, and fourth go in counter clockwise order. Finally, there’s the place you begin
at (zero, zero) called the origin.
This song targets TEKS and Common Core learning standards from both 5th Grade to 6th Grade. Look into the relevant standards here, or dig deeper into the Coordinate system here.
If you are interested in getting ideas on how to plan a robust standards-aligned telling time lesson, we recommend checking out Instructure's recommendations for common core standards 6.NS.8. These pages help break down standard language, lay out the grade-appropriate level of rigor for each concept, and offer a variety of suggestions for activities (lesson seeds) that help students achieve their learning targets.
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