You are here: HomeOnline resourcesGeometry → Coordinate plane

Coordinate plane: games, activities, and worksheets online

This is an annotated and hand-picked list of online games, worksheets, and activities for coordinate plane, suitable for grades 4-7.

Coordinate plane

Coordinate Grid Worksheets
Students either plot points, tell the coordinates of points, plot shapes from points, reflect shapes in the x or y-axis, or move (translate) them up, down, left, or right. You can customize the worksheets choosing the number of problems, workspace, border around the problems, and more.
www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/coordinate_grid.php

Billy Bug Returns at Primary Games
Move Billy Bug to the feeding place with given coordinates.
www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/bug2/bug2.html

Catch the Fly
Wait for the fly to land on the coordinate grid, then type its coordinates, and a frog will eat it.
hotmath.com/hotmath_help/games/ctf/ctf_hotmath.swf

Looking for the Top Quark Game
Eeach player receives six quarks that they hide on a grid. The players use coordinates to find their opponent's hidden quarks.
education.jlab.org/topquarkgame/

Co-ordinate Game
You will see a red circle on the grid. Enter the co-ordinates and click "check."
www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/maths/coordinate_game/game1.htm

Graphit
A graphing tool that plots both functions and ordered pairs.
www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Graphit/

Graph Mole
A fun game about plotting points in coordinate plane. Plot points before the mole eats the vegetables.
funbasedlearning.com/algebra/graphing/default.htm

Math Mammoth Geometry 1

A self-teaching worktext for 4th-5th grade that covers angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, cirlce, symmetry, perimeter, area, and volume. Lots of drawing exercises!

See more topical Math Mammoth books

Coordinate Grid Quiz from ThatQuiz.org
This quiz has 10 questions and asks to either plot a point or give the coordinates of a given point. You can also modify the quiz parameters to your liking.
www.thatquiz.org/tq-7/?-j8-l5-m2kc0-na-p0

Function Flyer
Create graphs of functions but also allows the manipulation of constants and coefficients in any function so the user can explore the effects on the graph by changing those numbers.  Great tool!
www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/FunctionFlyer/

Rate of Change in Linear Functions
These great interactive graphs illustrate the concepts of linearity and slope. Users can drag a slider to modify a rate of change (cost per minute for phone use) and learn how modifications in that rate affect the linear graph displaying accumulation (the total cost of calls). The discussions provided help the teacher in how to use them.
www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=26883

Desmos
A free, online graphing calculator that is incredibly easy and intuitive to use, yet very powerful. You can use parameters with sliders, define your own functions and constants, graph inequalities, derivatives, and more. You can save, email, print, and embed your graphs.
www.desmos.com

Books

Math Mammoth Geometry 1
A textbook/workbook together for grades 3-5, written by the owner of this site. You will learn geometry by drawing. Topics covered include angles, rectangles, parallelograms, polygons, circles, area, perimeter, and volume. Price: \$7.00 download, \$12.70 printed.
www.mathmammoth.com/geometry_1.php

Math Mammoth Geometry 2
A textbook/workbook together for grades 6-7, written by the owner of this site. It continues the study of geometry after Math Mammoth Geometry 1, continually emphasizing conceptual understanding, besides calculation-type exercises. Price: \$5.80 download.
www.mathmammoth.com/geometry_2.php

Geometry: A Guided Inquiry
An excellent choice for high school geometry. I've written an in-depth review of this book and of its supplement Home Study Companion - Geometry, latter by David Chandler.

Harold Jacobs Geometry
A popular choice for geometry among homeschoolers, and well written. Please read my review.