Mathematics / Year 4 / Measurement and Geometry / Location and transformation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use simple scales, legends and directions to interpret information contained in basic maps (ACMMG090)

Elaborations
  • identifying the scale used on maps of cities and rural areas in Australia and a city in Indonesia and describing the difference
  • using directions to find features on a map
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Maps (Geographic location),  Key (Data representation)

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Rainforest: use a grid map

Use grid references to find places on a map. Follow instructions to find four locations. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Rainforest: use compass points

Use compass points and a scale to find places on a map. Understand abbreviations such as N, W, SW and E. Follow instructions to find four locations. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

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 ...

Assessment resource

Treasure hunt: assessment

Test your ability to follow directions and move a character around a map to find treasure. Make decisions about the best route to take at several points on the journey. Apply your knowledge of major compass point directions and your sense of left and right.

Interactive resource

Direct a robot: which way?

Give directions for a robot to collect soil and rock samples on the moon. Plan the most direct route to save fuel. Enter the best direction of travel for each step. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Teacher resource

Royal Agricultural Show: primary school resources

This is a teacher resource containing items relevant to planning lessons and teaching primary students about food and fibre production. It contains a program overview, an Agricultural Resources Links document providing links to useful external sites and resources, and eight study units - each containing a program outline ...

Interactive resource

Direct a robot: how far?

Give directions for a robot to collect soil and rock samples on the moon. Plan the most direct route to save fuel. Enter the best distance for each step. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Teacher resource

Origin Energy for Schools

This is a valuable website containing comprehensive teacher and student cross-curricular teaching and learning resource for years 3 to 8 that focuses on the themes of energy, energy management and the Earth’s renewable energy sources. There are three teaching units on the themes of ‘Energy introduction’, ‘Energy management’ ...

Interactive resource

Direct a robot: collector

Give directions for a robot to collect rock samples on the moon. Plan the most direct route to save fuel. Enter direction and distance for each step. This activity is one of three activities in the same series.

Moving Image

Drawing a floor plan

How do we know what a house will look like before it is built? Discover how house plans work by looking at the design of a house that Hugo's family is going to build. See how a floor plan shows the room layout. See drawings of what the house will look like from different views.

Teacher resource

Types of farms in NSW - unit 3

This is a teacher resource that contains items for planning lessons and teaching about farms with a particular emphasis on the location, climate, features and food production of New South Wales farms. This resource contains a simple program outline and supporting documents that can be downloaded or printed, including a ...

Teacher resource

Origin Energy for Schools – Years 3 - 4

This is a comprehensive teacher and student cross-curricular resource that focuses on the theme of energy, covering the topics of energy transformation, renewable and non-renewable sources of energy, the environmental impact of energy use, and energy conservation. The teaching unit ‘Energy introduction’ provides teaching ...

Teacher resource

Your place in the world: neighbourhood food

This is a web page for teachers about creating and interpreting simple maps. It presents a teaching sequence that investigates the places from which families purchase food, the types of foods that are purchased and the amount of money spent on each food type. The data collected can be used to construct a map and to explore ...

Assessment resource

Lion trainer: assessment

Assess your ability to use programming commands to direct a lion to a cave by selecting from move, rotate and speed commands. Edit commands up to five times in a lion-training session.

Teacher resource

Sydney Royal Easter Show - unit 8

This is a teacher resource containing items focused on the Sydney Royal Easter Show, with a particular emphasis on its cultural and agricultural contribution to society. It contains a program outline, student activities including word searches and thinkers keys, and links to videos, websites and maps. This resource is designed ...

Interactive Resource

BBC Landscapes: map skills - scale

This interactive resource engages students in mapping activities with the focus on map scales and their uses. Students are introduced to the representation of scales via text descriptions and demonstrate their learning by responding to multiple-choice questions. This resource is one of a series of online resources from ...

Interactive Resource

BBC Landscapes: map skills - symbols and keys

This interactive resource engages students in mapping activities with the focus on the meaning and interpretation of map symbols and legends. Students are introduced to the symbols via text descriptions and examples. Students demonstrate their learning by responding to multiple-choice questions. This resource is one of ...

Teacher resource

Giving directions - units of work

In this unit of work students understand and use the language of position, and give and interpret directions using a variety of formats and resources.

Teacher resource

Going places - unit of work

In this unit of work students visualise and plan routes, understand and use the language of position, and give and interpret directions using a variety of formats and resources.

Teacher resource

Using 'Going places' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides insight into a year 4 classroom where students use a range of digital curriculum materials and hands-on offline activities to visualise and plan routes, understand and use the language of position and give and interpret directions. This Teacher idea recounts the experiences of using R11479 'Going ...

Teacher resource

Visualising a journey - unit of work

In this unit of work students visualise and plan routes, and understand and use the language of position.

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 ...

Teacher resource

Probability and pancakes

This is an integrated unit of work around the Kenyan village tale, 'Mama Panya's Pancakes'. Intended for years 3 and 4 and written from a global education perspective, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: Possibly, possibly not; Mama Panya's Pancakes; Mapping the journey; How much and ...

Mobile app

Taronga Zoo - Wild Australia: iPad app

This iPad app is designed for Stage 2 students to use while on excursion in the Wild Australia area in Taronga Zoo Sydney and at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Students create a field report from observations and can email and review their editable summary poster for further study back at school. The app has intuitive ...

Interactive resource

Rainforest: use signs and symbols

Look at photos showing how a ranger has repaired damage to the rainforest caused by people. See examples of common symbols such as toilets, no smoking and tourist information. Match photos of places of interest in the rainforest with map symbols such as ferns, forest floor and wildlife. As you go, look up the meaning of ...