Video: Describing the Positions of Objects from the Origin in a Coordinate Grid

Follow the instructions to find the shapes. Start at zero. Go 1 right. Go 5 up. Start at zero. Go 6 right. Go 4 up. Start at 0. Go 3 right. Go 6 up.

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Follow the instructions to find the shapes. Start at zero. Go one right. Go five up. Is it the pink square, the green circle, or the orange triangle? Start at zero. Go six right. Go four up. Is it the green circle, the pink square, or the orange triangle? Start at zero. Go three right. Go six up. Is it the green circle, the orange triangle, or the pink square?

We have to follow each set of instructions to find the shapes. The first set of instructions tells us to start at zero. So let’s mark zero on our coordinate grid. Then we’re told to go one right. Next, we need to go five up. One, two, three, four, five. We found the green circle.

Let’s follow the second set of instructions. We need to start at zero again. Let’s use a blue dot this time. And we need to go six right. One, two, three, four, five, six. The line we’re traveling along is called the 𝑥-axis. So we moved six squares on the 𝑥-axis or six squares to the right. Can you predict which shape we will find? Now we need to go four up. When we go up, we’re going along the 𝑦-axis. One, two, three, four. We found the pink square. Was your prediction correct?

For our final set of instructions, we’re going to start at zero. This time, we’ll use an orange line. We need to go three right. We counted three to the right or three squares on the 𝑥-axis. Now we need to go six up or six on the 𝑦-axis. Can you guess which shape it will be? It’s the orange triangle.

We followed the instructions. And we found the green circle, the pink square, and then the orange triangle.

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