Teacher guide Measurement and Geometry- Location and transformation

TLF ID M018910

This is a unit of work that uses farming to explore the measurement and geometry concepts of grid references, directional language, area and length. It has a teacher directed task that introduces directional language and grid references and two student work tasks. The work tasks involve designing a farm using a grid and describing a journey using directional language and grid references. The Teacher guide document includes: Learning Outcomes, a Description, an Overview, Learning activities and worksheets. Supporting documents are located in the links below the teacher guide. The resource is part of the larger Paddock to Plate suite of resources.

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Educational value
  • This is a very useful resource for the year 5 Mathematics curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content description referring to using a grid reference system to describe locations and routes that include landmarks and directional language. Student work tasks 1 and 2 are highly relevant for this content description. In work task 1 students use grids to design a farm. In work task 2 students use directional language to describe locations, routes and landmarks on the farm grids they have created.
  • The resource is also useful for the content descriptions referring to choosing appropriate units of measure, in particular length, and calculating perimeter and area of rectangles. The Directed Teaching Activity 1 where students work with a scaled grid map of a basketball court is relevant for these content descriptions. This activity also provides opportunity to explore the concept of scale.
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