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GM2-5: Create and use simple maps to show position and direction.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective: 

At Level Two students should be able to use simple schematic maps, for example plans of their school, road maps of their local area. This involves finding their current position on a map by connecting landmarks they can see with locations on the map. Similarly it involves finding the place that matches a given point on the map and describing how they would move from one point to another. Descriptions of movement should include features such as main compass directions (N, S, E, W), half and quarter turns, and approximate distances in whole numbers of metres (for example about 12 metres). Students should use simple co-ordinates (for example B5) to specify locations on schematic maps.

 

Teaching resources for this Achievement Objective:

Rescue!

  • Units of Work
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level Two

In this unit students explore movement and position concepts. They draw maps and write directions focusing on the use of right, left, up and down. They will be introduced to the concept of North, South, East, and West and the use of these positions on maps.

Robots

  • Units of Work
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level Two

In this unit students explore movement and direction concepts in the context of programming a robot to move. They will be developing sets of instructions to accomplish tasks, focusing on the use of right, left, forward, backwards and quarter turns.

Taking Flight

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

This is a Level 2 Geometry activity from the Figure It Out Series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Megamaze

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

This is a level 2 geometry activity from the Figure It Out theme series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

Wheelchair Access

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

This is a level 2-3 activity from the Figure It Out series.
A PDF of the student activity is included.

My Map Book

  • Picture book activities
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level Two

This is an activity based on the picture book My Map Book

Over the rainbow

  • Rich learning activities
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level Two

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in solving a problem involving numbers to 1000, including applying their knowledge of forward and backward counting sequences.

Where is it?

  • Rich learning activities
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level Two

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in making a map to show the relative position and direction of features of a particular location.