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GM1-3: Give and follow instructions for movement that involve distances, directions, and half or quarter turns.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective: 

This means students will be able to follow instructions given in distances, for example 14 steps; direction, for example facing the library; and angle (turn), for example do a half turn clockwise (right). They should become proficient at following a series of instructions. Students should also be able to give instructions.

 

Teaching resources for this Achievement Objective:

Amazing Mazes

  • Units of Work
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level One

This unit introduces some of the key concepts of position and direction in the context of a series of activities around mazes.

Scatter Cat!

  • Units of Work
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level One

In this unit students explore movement and position using the popular Lynley Dodd character Hairy MacLary. Students explore the language of position in describing where an object is located and in giving and following sequences of movement instructions. They will move themselves and objects along paths and will describe the movement of others.

Directing Me

  • Units of Work
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level One

This unit introduces some of the key concepts of position and direction in the context of a series of games.

Blindfolds

  • Problem solving activities
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level One
Follow instructions using distance, direction and turn
Devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (make a drawing, use equipment, act it out)

Circles and oblongs

  • Problem solving activities
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level One
give a sequence of instructions related to movement and position (forwards, backwards, sidewards, left, right)
devise and use problem solving strategies to explore situations mathematically (guess and check, make a drawing, use equipment).

A Lion In the Night

  • Picture book activities
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level One

This is an activity based on the picture book A Lion In the Night

Turns

  • Units of Work
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level One

In this unit we look at the beginning of the concept of angle. As students come to understand quarter and half turns, they also begin to see that ‘angle’ is something involving ‘an amount of turn’. These ideas are explored by using students’ bodies, toys, games and art.

Cheese maze

  • Rich learning activities
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level One

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in using positional language and a simple scale to describe a path that will solve a problem.

Which bus?

  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level One

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in using positional language and a simple scale to describe a path that will solve a problem.