# Mathematics / Year 6 / Space

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Curriculum content descriptions

locate points in the 4 quadrants of a Cartesian plane; describe changes to the coordinates when a point is moved to a different position in the plane (AC9M6SP02)

Elaborations
• understanding that the Cartesian plane provides a graphical or visual way of describing location with respect to a fixed origin
• understanding that the axes are number lines that can have different scales, including fractions and decimals, depending on purpose
• understanding that the horizontal coordinate is written first and is changed if there is a move to the left or right, whereas a move up or down will change the vertical coordinate
• using the Cartesian plane to draw lines and polygons, listing co-ordinates in the correct order to complete a polygon
• investigating and connecting land or star maps used by First Nations Australians with the Cartesian plane through a graphical or visual way of describing location
General capabilities
• Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Cartesian coordinates,  Cartesian planes

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