Mathematics / Year 5 / Measurement and Geometry / Location and transformation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use a grid reference system to describe locations. Describe routes using landmarks and directional language (ACMMG113)

Elaborations
  • comparing aerial views of Country, desert paintings and maps with grid references
  • creating a grid reference system for the classroom and using it to locate objects and describe routes from one object to another
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Landmarks,  Grid references

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.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Rainforest: make a walking track

Mark the route for a walking track on a map of a rainforest. Choose a section of track based on instructions about distances, compass directions and grid references. Keep adding sections of track to get to the rest house. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

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.

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.

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

Orienteering: using a map and compass

Orienteering requires knowledge of directions, an ability to read a map and the use of a magnetic compass. Find out about the basics of orienteering.

Teacher resource

Finding Farms

This is a teacher resource containing a series of inquiry teaching sequences about life on farms in Australia. It contains material to assist the planning, implementing and assessing a study of five primary industry sectors involved in food and fibre production. The tasks in this resource are based around illustrated maps ...

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.

Mobile app

Taronga Zoo - Rainforest heroes: iPad app

This iPad app provides an experience of Taronga Zoo's stunning Wild Asia rainforest trail. Guided by volunteer researcher Heidi Greentree and a GPS map, students create a PDF field report using the photographs they have taken, observations made and information collected. This can be emailed for further research and discussion ...

Teacher resource

Using and adapting resources

Here, the graduate teacher reflects on her use and adaptation of a professional learning resource for teaching a grid reference system in mathematics, when preparing for, and reflecting on her teaching of students at St Aloysius' School. She outlines those aspects of the resource she finds particularly beneficial. These ...

Interactive Resource

BBC Landscapes: map skills - grid references

This interactive resource engages students in mapping activities that relate to grid references, map scales, map symbols and the four basic compass points. Students are introduced to the concepts via text descriptions and demonstrate their learning by responding to multiple-choice questions. This resource is one of a series ...

Teacher resource

Measurement and Geometry- Location and transformation

This is a unit of work that uses farming to explore the measurement and geometry concepts of grid references, directional language, area and length. It has a teacher directed task that introduces directional language and grid references and two student work tasks. The work tasks involve designing a farm using a grid and ...

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

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.