Mathematics / Year 6 / Measurement and Geometry / Location and transformation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Introduce the Cartesian coordinate system using all four quadrants (ACMMG143)

  • understanding that the Cartesian plane provides a graphical or visual way of describing location
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Cartesian coordinates

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Place the coordinates

This is an interactive resource about locating points on the Cartesian coordinate system. Ordered pairs, corresponding to several points on the Cartesian plane, are listed and the student is required to move labels onto the correct positions on the grid. Students can choose to work in all four quadrants or in only the first ...

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Simple coordinates game

This is an interactive resource about plotting and identifying points on the Cartesian plane. The resource can be used in one of two modes. In the View mode, the student can enter the coordinates, and the corresponding point is identified on the coordinate plane when the 'Plot' button is selected. In the Guess mode, the ...

Teacher resource

Introducing the Cartesian coordinate system

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that refers to the Cartesian coordinate system from the Australian Curriculum for year 6 students. It contains material on the Cartesian plane and includes plotting points and determining coordinates of points shown on a grid. There are pages for both teachers and ...

Interactive Resource

Cartesian coordinate system

An introduction to the history, terminology, components and use of the Cartesian coordinate system.


Plotting points using positive coordinates: first quadrant

This learning object introduces students to plotting points in the first quadrant of the Cartesian plane. It includes demonstrations of point plotting and a student activity.

Teacher resource

reSolve: Directed number

This sequence of four lessons explores directed numbers in real world situations and games, abstracting understanding to applications using the number line and extending this to the Cartesian plane. Students develop their understanding of directed numbers by a range of activities including: engaging in a game involving ...

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: how do we express and use spatial locations and movements?

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of supporting resources for the upper primary years, focusing on reviewing students' knowledge of geometrical shapes and objects, symmetry and transformation, and on extending their skills in applying transformations in a variety of contexts and for different ...