Graphs: The Coordinate Plane
Lesson Objective
This lesson shows you the basic parts of the Coordinate plane.
Why Learn This?
This plane is one of the most important idea behind graphs. A lot of mathematical ideas are created using this plane.
This also means that if you are taking up math, you definitely will come across it.
Study Tips
Tip #1
These are the parts of the plane you should remember:
 Horizontal axis (also called xaxis)
 Vertical axis (also called yaxis)
 The point of Origin
 Quadrants
So, where are these parts located in the plane? Watch the video below to find out.
Math Video
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Math Video Transcript
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This video introduces you to the parts of the coordinate plane. It is important for you to remember these parts.
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Before I begin, it good to know that, this plane was developed by this French mathematician a long time ago.
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Now, let's take a look. This number line is the xaxis. Also known as horizontal axis.
The number line over here is the yaxis. Also known as vertical axis. Okay, now look at the center.
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This point is called the point of origin. If you look carefully, the xaxis and yaxis divide the plane into 4 parts.
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Each part is called a quadrant. Also, these parts are labeled, Quadrant 1, Quadrant 2, Quadrant 3 and Quadrant 4 respectively.
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Okay, that is all for now. We will go through on how to use this plane in the next lesson.
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 Coordinate plane questions here or pick your question below.
 Question 1 on the basic parts of the plane
 Question 2 on the basic parts of the plane
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