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# GM3-5: Use a co-ordinate system or the language of direction and distance to specify locations and describe paths.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective:

This means students will use co-ordinate systems that are used on maps to specify location and direction (for example Greensborough Reserve is at D1, Ruakura Road runs West-East). The scale of a map indicates distance.

At Level Three students should be able to:

1. Give the location of something using co-ordinate references, for example A3.
2. Find the location of something given a co-ordinate reference, for example Find Daphne Street at E8.
3. Use features of a map to describe movement that would get someone from one location to another, including distance and direction. This includes turns (right, left relative to orientation), main compass directions (N,W,S,E) and approximate distances in metres or kilometres.
4. Follow a set of directions given in terms of turns and distances (as above) and show that path they walked on a map of the area.

Teaching resources for this Achievement Objective:

## Location, Location

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

In this unit we use scale drawings to locate ourselves, and other people and objects, in the classroom and in the local community. We also introduce the compass as an instrument that can tell us in which direction we are facing.

## The treasure map

• Problem solving activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three
Follow instructions using grid and compass references on a map
Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (guess and check, make a drawing, use equipment).

## Houses

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This unit seeks to connect learning outcomes, and provide problem solving opportunities across all five content strands, number, geometry, statistics, algebra, and measurement.  The context of houses is used to develop concepts such as drawing and modelling 3-dimensional objects, using co-ordinate systems to locate position, finding all the possibilities of events, and identifying paths through simple networks.

## Snail Trails

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a Level 3 Geometry activity from the Figure It Out Series.

## Who Lives Where?

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 geometry strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

## Around the School

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 geometry strand activity from the Figure It Out series.

## Crow Ks

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 link geometry activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 6 and 7 of the Number Framework.

## Map Mysteries

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 link geometry activity from the Figure It Out series. It relates to Stage 6 of the Number Framework.

## Going the Distance

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 measurement and geometry strand activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

## Pattern Teasers

• Figure It Out activities
• Number and Algebra
• Level Three

These are level 3 number and geometry problems from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

## Clara's Cowpats

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 shape activity from the Figure It Out theme series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

## Treasure Trove

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 geometry activity from the Figure It Out theme series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

## They're Off

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 geometry activity from the Figure It Out theme series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

## Bean Bag Antics

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 geometry activity from the Figure It Out theme series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

## Voyage from Hawaiki

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 geometry activity from the Figure It Out theme series.

## Roar!

• Figure It Out activities
• Number and Algebra
• Level Three

This is a level 3 number, measurement and geometry activity from the Figure It Out theme series.

## Rosetta's Room

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 geometry activity from the Figure It Out theme series.

## Street Maps

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

In this unit students use street maps as the context to learn about grid references, and for giving and following instructions involving directions and distances. In this unit students use street maps as the context to learn about grid references, and for giving and following instructions involving directions and distances.

## Rocket Balloon

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

## Skateboarding Theory

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

## High Wire

• Figure It Out activities
• Number and Algebra
• Level Three

This is a level (2+ to 3+) mathematics in science contexts activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

## Land Rush!

• Figure It Out activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

This is a level 3 activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

## ‘Co-ordinating’ the past

• Units of Work
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

The purpose of this unit is to develop an understanding of the time line of the growth in the population of New Zealand. Immigration, the locations of places of origin, and the directions of the different paths immigrants have taken to reach Aotearoa, are considered.

## Where is the epicentre?

• Rich learning activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in using mathematical constructions to locate a position on a topographical map.

## Banana Cake

• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in using grid references to solve a problem.

## Getting to school on time

• Rich learning activities
• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three
The purpose of this activity is to engage students in using features of a map to describe movement that would get someone from one location to another, including distance and direction.

## Starting from Scratch

• Geometry and Measurement
• Level Three

In this unit students use a programming platform, Scratch, to learn mathematics through digital technology.