### The Coordinate Plane

Lesson by Mike McGarry
Magoosh Expert

Summary
The essence of the content revolves around the foundational concept of coordinate geometry, focusing on the coordinate plane, its components, and how it is utilized to locate points and understand their relationships in space.
• Introduction to the coordinate plane, also known as the x-y plane or Cartesian plane, highlighting its creation by Rene Descartes.
• Explanation of the coordinate plane's structure, including the x-axis, y-axis, origin, and the concept of ordered pairs to denote a point's location.
• Illustration of how to determine the coordinates of a point and the significance of understanding the quadrants of the coordinate plane.
• Demonstration through practice problems on locating points using their coordinates and determining the quadrant they belong to.
• Emphasis on essential terms like origin, x-axis, y-axis, and the importance of quadrants in determining the signs of a point's coordinates.
Chapters
00:00
Understanding the Coordinate Plane
01:12
Locating Points Using Coordinates
04:00