4 quadrants coordinates – KS3 plotting coordinates worksheet

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Years 7-9


This 4 quadrants coordinates worksheet will get your KS3 students practising plotting and identifying coordinates in all four quadrants. There’s a codebreaker-type activity at the end.

4 quadrants coordinates worksheet

Using the worksheet, students need to write in the coordinates of the points marked A-K. They then need to make a variety of points and their letters.

The final activity involves using coordinates to find a hidden message. To extend the activity, ask students to write their own hidden message using the coordinates in the grid.

KS3 maths curriculum area

Algebra: Work with coordinates in all four quadrants

Working with coordinates in all four quadrants means that students are expected to be proficient in graphing, identifying and manipulating points and shapes in any of these four quadrants.

This includes understanding the signs of coordinates (positive or negative) and how they relate to the location of a point on the coordinate plane. Students will learn how to:

  • Plot points accurately in any quadrant
  • Determine the coordinates of a point given its location
  • Recognise the relationship between positive and negative coordinates and the position of a point in a given quadrant
  • Understand how to perform operations like addition and subtraction of coordinates in different quadrants

MistryMaths is a website by Manoj Mistry that offers enterprising, innovative, engaging and high-impact maths lessons and materials. Follow Manoj on Twitter at @MrMistryMaths. Browse more of our KS3 maths resources.

4 quadrants coordinates worksheet
4 quadrants coordinates – KS3 plotting coordinates worksheet

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