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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 ...

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.

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.

Teacher resource

Secondary mathematics: different representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'representations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use different representations ...

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: how do we express and use spatial locations and movements?

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of supporting resources for the upper primary years, focusing on reviewing students' knowledge of geometrical shapes and objects, symmetry and transformation, and on extending their skills in applying transformations in a variety of contexts and for different ...

Text

BBC Bitesize: graphs - revision

These illustrated information sheets revise the rules for vertical and horizontal lines and the meaning of m and c in the rule y = mx + c. Students find the rule for a given linear graph. Tables of values are created so that graphs can be plotted. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize ...

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

The Cartesian plane

This is a four-page HTML resource about solving problems involving the Cartesian plane. It contains three videos and four questions for students to complete. The resource discusses and explains the use of coordinates and finding the distance between two points.

Interactive Resource

Place the coordinates

This is an interactive resource about locating points on the Cartesian coordinate system. Ordered pairs, corresponding to several points on the Cartesian plane, are listed and the student is required to move labels onto the correct positions on the grid. Students can choose to work in all four quadrants or in only the first ...

Teacher resource

Polynomials

This is a teacher resource for polynomials consisting of a website and a PDF with identical content. The website contains a number of screencasts discussing the solutions of exercises, a number of interactives demonstrating properties of polynomials and accompanying screencasts describing the interactives. The resource ...

Teacher resource

Quadratics

This is a teacher resource for quadratics consisting of a website and a PDF with identical content. The website contains a number of screencasts discussing the solutions of exercises, a number of interactives demonstrating properties of quadratics and accompanying screencasts describing the interactives. The resource contains ...

Teacher resource

Coordinate geometry

This is a teacher resource for coordinate geometry consisting of a website and a PDF with identical content. The website contains a screencast discussing the solution of an exercise. The resource contains the distance formula; methods for finding the midpoint of two points and dividing an interval in a given ratio; determining ...

Teacher resource

Coordinate geometry

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses coordinate geometry from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material that shows the connection between algebra and geometry through graphs of lines and curves. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages ...

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

The Cartesian plane and plotting points

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses plotting points on the Cartesian plane from the Australian Curriculum for year 7 students. It contains material on plotting points from data in tables and finding rules. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain interactive ...

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 ...

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 ...

Teacher resource

Imagine looking down

Having taught the mathematical concept of location as a relative position on a chessboard in the school playground, the teacher tests students’ understanding by getting them to draw known places, areas and items on the grid as they would be seen from above from a plane. The activity is modelled to another teacher who will ...

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 ...

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 ...