In geometry, a point is a specific location in space. It is often represented by a dot and is considered to have no size or dimensions. A point is denoted by a capital letter.

There are several characteristics of a point that are important to understand:

**Location:**A point represents a precise location in space.**No Size:**A point has no length, width, or height. It is infinitely small.**Coordinates:**In a coordinate system, a point is represented by an ordered pair of numbers (x, y) for a two-dimensional plane, or an ordered triple of numbers (x, y, z) for a three-dimensional space.

Here are some examples of points:

- Point A
- Point B
- Point C
- Point P(3, 5) - represented by coordinates (3, 5) in a two-dimensional plane
- Point Q(2, 4, 6) - represented by coordinates (2, 4, 6) in a three-dimensional space

Here are some activities to help you understand points better:

- Draw points on a piece of graph paper and label them with letters.
- Label points on a map to indicate specific locations.
- Practice plotting points on a coordinate plane.
- Use a three-dimensional model to visualize points in space.

Remember the following key points about points:

- A point is a specific location in space with no size.
- It is represented by a dot and denoted by a capital letter.
- Points can be located using coordinates in a coordinate system.

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Patterns Worksheet/Answer keyPatterns and Algebra

Algebra (NCTM)

Understand patterns, relations, and functions.

Describe, extend, and make generalizations about geometric and numeric patterns.

Represent and analyze patterns and functions, using words, tables, and graphs.

Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.

Model problem situations with objects and use representations such as graphs, tables, and equations to draw conclusions.

Analyze change in various contexts.

Identify and describe situations with constant or varying rates of change and compare them.

Connections to the Grade 4 Focal Points (NCTM)

Algebra: Students continue identifying, describing, and extending numeric patterns involving all operations and nonnumeric growing or repeating patterns. Through these experiences, they develop an understanding of the use of a rule to describe a sequence of numbers or objects.