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GM2-6: Describe different views and pathways from locations on a map.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective: 

This objective requires students to see schematic maps as a two dimensional representation of the real world. By looking at a map students should be able to anticipate landmarks they will see from a given location and in which direction (N, S, E, W) those landmarks will be seen. From a map they should give a set of directions, using distances in whole numbers of metres and quarter/half turns, that will take a person from one position on the map to another,  turn right and walk about 25 metres.


Teaching resources for this Achievement Objective:


  • Units of Work
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level Two

In this unit students are introduced to using maps. They use the maps to locate landmarks, identify views from different locations, and give directions using left and right turns and distances.

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.

Where am I?

  • Rich learning activities
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Level Two

The purpose of this activity is to engage students in accurately reading and interpreting a map of an unfamiliar location. They should be particularly aware of the significance of using landmarks to locate positions on the ground.