# 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)

Elaborations
• 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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