Polar graph paper is a type of graph paper made up of circles with equal distance between them. All the circles are divided into small arcs by lines that show the angles of the circle (0-360).

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Plotting on a polar graph starts with counting out (using each circle as a guide) from the center of the pole, and then using the degree as the second coordinate.

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(6, 180°) is an example coordinate on a polar graph. This coordinate is a point which is 6 circles out from the center and on the 180° degree line. Because they are plotted on a circle, each point also correlates to a negative coordinate.

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If you’re interested in learning more about polar coordinates, check out this video. It gives various examples of coordinates around the graph, and how you can find any point given. By watching this video, you will learn much more about how to work with a polar graph.

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Do you want to learn more about polar coordinates? If so, this article gives much more information about the history and method of plotting.

We have other grids/graphs for you to use for all sorts of purposes. You can download our graph paper images or our dot grid paper to play around with.

You don’t have to use these grids for math purposes, either! Graphs and grids give a good foundation to work on, so they are useful for art and craft projects!