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Coordinate Grids Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Coordinate Grids resource description

Here is a page of four 1st quadrant coordinate grids for values of 0 to 10. Useful for basic coordinate activities.

Positive Quadrant Coordinate Grids to 20

What is the resource?

This PDF provides blank coordinate grids.  But there's a twist:  they only show the 'positive' quadrant where both x and y values are positive. It suits primarily to early secondary.

 

Why are positive quadrant grids important?

They offer a stepping stone to fully coordinate grids in a few ways:

  • Real-life focus: Lots of data (prices, quantities) only uses positive numbers.
  • Reducing 'fear': Focuses on familiar numbers, building confidence with plotting.
  • Intro to key concepts: Students still learn about (x,y) pairs and accurate graphing.

 

Why is this resource helpful?

This resource encourages good graphing habits from the start:

  • Clear axes: Bold lines and numbered, aiding precise plotting practice.
  • Sized for success: Larger squares make initial graphing less fiddly.
  • Range of grid sizes: Allows teachers to increase difficulty when students are ready.
  • Flexible tool: Works for simple plots, line graphs, and even drawing shapes.
  • Printable PDF: Great for lessons, extra practice, or even fun challenges.

This resource lets students master graphing basics before going 'negative', promoting smoother progress in maths.

 

 

Also, have a look at our wide range of worksheets that are specifically curated to help your students practice their skills related to coordinates. These teaching resources and worksheets are in PDF format and can be downloaded easily.

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