Plotting Coordinates Quizzes  

How to use this topic lion

Step 1:  

Complete Quiz 1.
Step 2:   If successful move on to the next topic.
If unsuccessful investigate the topic using the websites below.
Step 3:   Complete Quiz 2.
Step 4:   If successful move on to the next topic.
If unsuccessful investigate the topic further using the websites below.
Step 5:   Complete Quiz 3.
Step 6:   If successful move on to the next topic.
If unsuccessful investigate the Further Resources below.
Useful Websites lion

If you have no idea of how to plot points on a graph then there is a simple explanation of the cartesian coordinate system at http://www.mathleague.com/help/geometry/coordinates.htm and a simple game with an explanation and some historical information at http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/pcoords/.

There is an economics site with basic information about plotting points at http://iserver.saddleback.cc.ca.us/div/sbs/econ/mathecon/plot1.htm. It also includes information on setting up scales on axes.

There is an applet at http://www.univie.ac.at/future.media/moe/galerie/zeich/zeich.html which shows the cartesian coordinate of the point selected on the plane-that is the first applet.

A very basic interactive site tests plotting points at http://www.univie.ac.at/future.media/moe/tests/zeich/ablesen.html.This site also tests negative numbers quite effectively.

Further Resources lion

The Mathematics Learning Centre holds workshops at the beginning of each semester. Keep an eye out for dates.

There is a Massey Universtiy Site that covers most topics well and is worth having a good look at. There are also some quizzes at http://webct-ce.massey.ac.nz/SCRIPT/tsamith1/scripts/serve_home that can help you identify problem areas.