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Plotting points in the coordinate plane

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The goal of this task is to provide experience labeling coordinate axes appropriately to plot a given set of points, which will mean choosing an appropriate scale. For this reason, the different sets of points have been chosen to encourage different scales. For the second set of points, for example, if students choose a scale of 1 (that is, each 'unit box' on the coordinate axes is 1 by 1) it will be difficult to plot the points because the coordinate values are large. Similarly, for the third set of points, finding the fractional coordinates precisely works well if the units for the axes are fourths.

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