Mathematics / Foundation / Measurement and Geometry / Location and transformation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Describe position and movement (ACMMG010)

Elaborations
  • interpreting the everyday language of location and direction, such as ‘between’, ‘near’, ‘next to’, ‘forward’, ‘toward’
  • following and giving simple directions to guide a friend around an obstacle path and vice versa
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Location (Geometry),  Displacement (Motion)

Collection

Mixed-Up Maths

Join our host, Ed, as he finds himself in all types of situations where only his knowledge of Maths can help him. From saving the planet from Aliens, to creating a superhero that can stop a strawberry milkshake tidal wave. From searching for buried treasure, to jumping like a daredevil, or planning the greatest circus party ...

Moving Image

Position

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, about position and movement words. The animation uses two examples to present more than ten different position and movement words, including 'behind', 'in front', 'next to', 'over', 'along', 'to the left of' and 'to the right of'. The first example depicts a boy completing ...

Interactive Resource

Sites2See: Space and Geometry for Primary

Selected links to online resources that can support the teaching and learning of geometry for primary-aged students.

Mobile app

Bee-Bot

This iPad app is a game in which users program an animated version of the Bee-Bot floor robot to reach a flower, herd sheep or collect eggs using sequences of instructions - move forwards, move backwards, rotate left and rotate right. The app mirrors Bee-Bot's keypad functionality and includes controls to pause and clear ...

Interactive Resource

Daisy the dinosaur - iTunes app

Use directional language to animate Daisy the Dinosaur. Make Daisy roll, jump and turn using a simple interface. A basic introduction into programming. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

Interactive Resource

The Foos: Free Code Hour - Google Play app

Learn programming skills by animating characters in the puzzle levels. Use your new programming skills to create interactions between characters in the 'toy box' area. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

Interactive Resource

Scratch Jr - iTunes app

Learn programming skills by snapping together programming blocks. Make characters walk, jump, dance and sing. Add your own voice or modify your own characters and make your own interactive story. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

Interactive Resource

The Foos: Free Code Hour - iTunes app

Learn programming skills by animating characters in the puzzle levels. Use your new programming skills to create interactions between characters in the 'toy box' area. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

Interactive Resource

Blue-bot - iTunes app

This app is made to be used in conjunction with the TTS floor robot, Blue-Bot. Write an algorithm and Blue-bot follows your instructions. Learn how to code using directional language. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

Teacher resource

My local area - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can investigate their local area using the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie. They utilise the local school community and, through a guided discovery learning approach, re-create their local area using photos to communicate their learning.

Interactive Resource

Scratch Jr - Google Play app

Learn programming skills by snapping together programming blocks. Make characters walk, jump, dance and sing. Add your own voice or modify your own characters and make your own interactive story. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: having fun: space and number

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of resources for the Foundation year or year 1, focusing on the development of concepts and language in space (location and relational position, direction, distance, views and drawing) and number (counting, one-to-one correspondence, ordering numbers, ...

Teacher resource

Farm animals - unit 4

This is a teacher resource that contains a program outline, student activities, and links to images and videos relevant to teaching primary students about farm animals that are raised for food and fibre, with a particular focus on livestock needs and farming technologies. The program outline and supporting documents can ...

Moving Image

Pigs in hiding

The pigs are playing a game of hide and seek. One pig counts to 100 while all the other pigs go and hide. But where are the hiding pigs? The pig cannot find the hiding pigs so he sets up a table of food to lure the other pigs from their hiding places. The spoken text of this short animated story is featured in speech bubbles ...