Introduction to Points and Lines on the Coordinate Plane

What you’ll learn to do: Plot points and lines on the coordinate plane and calculate distances based on their locations

Road map of a city with street names on an x, y coordinate grid. Various points are marked in red on the grid lines indicating different locations on the map.

Tracie set out from Elmhurst, IL to go to Franklin Park. On the way, she made a few stops to do errands. Each stop is indicated by a red dot in the figure below. Laying a rectangular coordinate grid over the map, we can see that each stop aligns with an intersection of grid lines. In this section, we will learn how to use grid lines to describe locations and changes in locations.


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