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This article describes a practical approach to enhance the teaching
and learning of coordinates.
The graph below is an oblique coordinate system based on 60 degree
angles. It was drawn on isometric paper. What kinds of triangles do
these points form?
This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.
Find the missing coordinates which will form these eight
quadrilaterals. These coordinates themselves will then form a shape
with rotational and line symmetry.
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the
tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to
the coordinates now?