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.