# Intro to the Coordinate Plane

# What's the Point?

Picture the Cartesian Coordinate plane, or x-y plane, as a map of a city's streets. Locating a point on the plane is as easy as finding the corner of 7th Street and Main Street if you know how.

## STEP 1: WATCH THE VIRTUAL CLASS VIDEO AND TAKE NOTES

### Make sure to note the following:

Take two number lines- a horizontal number line known as the x-axis and a vertical number line known as the y-axis- and cross them. You've just created the Cartesian Coordinate plane, a two dimensional space where we can visualize the mathematical relationship created by equations with 2 variables.

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## STEP 2: COMPLETE ONE LEVEL OF PRACTICE

Beginning: Kuta: Graphing Points

Experienced: Super Teacher Dot to Dot

Advanced: Create your Own Dot to Dot Project