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# 5th Grade Math - Attributes of the Coordinate Plane

Updated: Nov 17

This post explains and gives practice opportunities related to TEKS 5.8A:

describe the key attributes of the coordinate plane, including perpendicular number lines (axes) where the intersection (origin) of the two lines coincides with zero on each number line and the given point (0, 0); the x- coordinate, the first number in an ordered pair, indicates movement parallel to the x- axis starting at the origin; and the y- coordinate, the second number, indicates movement parallel to the y- axis starting at the origin

## Instruction

Students learn about the coordinate plane, how to graph ordered pairs using the x-axis and the y-axis.

## STAAR Practice

Between 2016 and 2023 (including redesign practice), this supporting standard has been tested 6 times on the STAAR test. Videos explaining each problem can be found below. If you'd rather take a quiz over these questions, click here. The videos below are linked to the questions in the quiz as answer explanations after the quiz is submitted.