# How do you read Year 3 coordinates?

## How do you read Year 3 coordinates?

Coordinates are written as (x, y) meaning the point on the x axis is written first, followed by the point on the y axis. Some children may be taught to remember this with the phrase ‘along the corridor, up the stairs’, meaning that they should follow the x axis first and then the y.

## What are the coordinates Twinkl?

What are coordinates? Coordinates are values, which show the position of figures or a point in space. These positions are displayed on a grid and are marked according to coordinates on a vertical axis (y-axis) and a horizontal axis (x-axis).

What are coordinates ks2?

A point on a grid has two numbers to identify its position. These numbers are known as coordinates. Coordinates are always written as the number of steps across first, then the number of steps up or down. Grids have two axes. The horizontal axis is called the x-axis and the vertical axis is called the y-axis.

### How do you get coordinates?

Coordinates are always written in brackets, with the two numbers separated by a comma. Coordinates are ordered pairs of numbers; the first number number indicates the point on the x axis and the second the point on the y axis.

### How do I write coordinates?

Write the latitude and longitude coordinates. When writing latitude and longitude, write latitude first, followed by a comma, and then longitude. For example, the above lines of latitude and longitude would be written as “15°N, 30°E.”

Latitude and longitude are broken into degrees, minutes, seconds and directions, starting with latitude. For instance, an area with coordinates marked 41° 56′ 54.3732” N, 87° 39′ 19

#### How do you correctly write coordinates?

Start with your line of latitude, writing the degrees, then the minutes, then the seconds. Then, add the North or South as the direction. Then, write a comma followed by your line of longitude in degrees, then minutes, then seconds. Then, add East or West as the direction.

#### What are coordinates for year 3 and 4?

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