Coordinate Plane
Coordinate Plane Lesson Plan


Make learning how to use the Cartesian Coordinate plane fun by using computer applets. This lesson combines using our computer applets to learn basic coordinate plane manipulation with a fun hands-on activity which transforms any classroom into a three dimensional coordinate plane.

Standards (NCTM 3-5)


Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems Geometry

Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems

Student Prerequisites


Students must be able to: Teacher Preparation

Have the class sectioned off into a coordinate plane

Students will need:

Lesson Outline

  1. Focus and Review
  2. Review any pertinent vocabulary and tell the students that today they will learn about the Cartesian Coordinate Plane.

  3. Objectives
  4. Students will be able to: identify points on 2 and 3 dimensional carteasian coordinate systems.

  5. Teacher Input
  1. Guided Practice
  1. Independent Practice
  1. Closure