My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of the origin:

  • It is a point on the coordinate plane.

  • It is located at the intersection of the x-axis and the y-axis.

  • It is represented by the ordered pair, (0, 0).

  • It is often labeled with the capital letter, O.

  • It is where you begin counting to find a point.


points on a coordinate plane


points on a coordinate plane

Point A is located at (2, 3).

TEKS: 5(8)(A), 8(3)(C)