Graphs: Coordinates of a Point

Lesson Objective
Learn how to read & write the coordinates of a point.
Why Learn This?
To use the coordinate plane, the first thing you must learn is to read & write the position (coordinates) of a point on the plane.

The picture on the right helps to illustrate this further.

Now, let's proceed to the study tips below.

Study Tips

If you are not sure what are 'x-coordinate' or 'y-coordinate', just keep the study tips in mind. Things will be much clearer after you watch the video.
Tips #1
Read the x-coordinate first, then the y-coordinate. This minimizes mistake when you write down the coordinates.
Tips #2
Double check the coordinates that you have written down. Make sure the x-coordinate and y-coordinate are in the correct order and not swapped.
Now, watch the following math video to understand more.

Math Video

Click Play to Watch
Math Video Transcript

Practice Questions & More

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of the Coordinates of a point questions here or pick your question below.
1. Question 1 on the basic understanding
2. Question 2 on the basic understanding
Site-Search and Q&A Library

Please feel free to visit the Q&A Library. You can read the Q&As listed in any of the available categories such as Algebra, Graphs, Exponents and more. Also, you can submit math question, share or give comments there.
iPod Touch & iPhone
Graphs & Equations
Algebra
Exponents
Symmetry
Fractions
Measurements
Interest
Angles
Triangles
Useful Resources