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Mathematics / Year 6 / Measurement and Geometry / Location and transformation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Introduce the Cartesian coordinate system using all four quadrants (ACMMG143)

Elaborations
  • understanding that the Cartesian plane provides a graphical or visual way of describing location
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Cartesian coordinates

Teacher resource

Bee habitat lesson

This lesson plan introduces students to some of Australia's native bee species. Organised in five stages, the lesson plan includes links to videos, scientific and bee-related websites, an information sheet, and downloadable versions of a pictorial slideshow, lesson plan and an assessment rubric. The resource includes suggestions ...

Interactive Resource

Simple coordinates game

This is an interactive resource about plotting and identifying points on the Cartesian plane. The resource can be used in one of two modes. In the View mode, the student can enter the coordinates, and the corresponding point is identified on the coordinate plane when the 'Plot' button is selected. In the Guess mode, the ...

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites – Cartesian coordinate system

This Bite is an introduction to the history, terminology, components and use of the Cartesian coordinate system. After completing the resource, students can proceed to six related Syllabus bites modules focusing on transformations on the Cartesian plane.

Video

Plotting points using positive coordinates: first quadrant

This learning object introduces students to plotting points in the first quadrant of the Cartesian plane. It includes demonstrations of point plotting and a student activity.

Interactive Resource

Cartesian planes

This resource is designed to support student learning in Stage 3 Mathematics. It provides an interactive introduction to the Cartesian plane, its components and the use of Cartesian coordinates.

Teacher resource

reSolve: Location - My Place in Space

This series of two lessons explores locating points and calculating distances using the Cartesian plane. In the first lesson, students locate and describe points on the Cartesian plane using ordered pairs of coordinates. They then search for squares on a given plane and find the side lengths of the squares. In the second ...

Teacher resource

Introducing the Cartesian coordinate system

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that refers to the Cartesian coordinate system from the Australian Curriculum for year 6 students. It contains material on the Cartesian plane and includes plotting points and determining coordinates of points shown on a grid. There are pages for both teachers and ...

Teacher resource

reSolve: Directed number

This sequence of two lessons explores directed numbers in real world situations and games, abstracting understanding to applications using the number line. In the first lesson, students develop their understanding of directed numbers by engaging in a game involving hotel elevator floors, in the second lesson students represent ...