Coordinate Board


Coordinate Board


  • Suitable for student of above 13 years
  • Recommended for grade 8, 9 and 10


  • One peg board
  • Board filled with grid of pegs 15×15 pin grids.
  • X and Y sliding axes that can be used to illustrate numbers from -14 to 14 on both the x- and y-axes
  • Fifty pegs and 30-Rubber band LEARNING


  • Learns to represent point, line, line segment in 4 quadrants
  • Learns to find distance between 2 points
  • Learns to divide lines in m:n ratio and find the mid-point of a line
  • Learns to calculate area of a triangle in the Cartesian plane

Coordinate Board


In Coordinate geometry one is supposed to understand geometric aspects in algebra and solve geometric problems. It’s not easy for most of students. Majority of them struggle with using the coordinate points and plotting them between ‘X’ axis of horizontal and ‘Y’ axis of vertical and labelling the points on the grid, connecting the coordinates to make line segment and shapes. More often than not students have no idea of how figure or shape moves up, down, and to the right and left or diagonal without altering the shape in the coordinate plane (transformation).


Coordinate board includes sliding axes of X and Y which divided the plane into 4 parts called as 4 quadrants. Student understand the parts of quadrant, direction of X and Y axis, positive and negative quadrant by adjusting the sliding axes within the board. Determine the line, line segment, and discover how to plot by counting each of pegs and then stretching the rubber band between those pegs to link the two points and labelling the points based on the position within the 4 quadrants. Gradually students learn to determine the distance and section formula and area of geometric shapes by linking the counting pegs between the points. Student discovers concept of transformation by physically flipping or rotating the rubber band from one peg to another within board by same distance and direction without deforming the shapes.