# Osprey position and location

In this lesson, students acquire data related to the migration of the osprey. Students describe location and position on a Cartesian plane using paired coordinates. They explore the way latitude and longitude is used to pinpoint a location on Earth.

This lesson is the fourth in a series of six lessons that connect the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability, Statistics and the Science learning area: Science as a human endeavour. AC9S5H01, AC9S6H01 and AC9S5H02, AC9S6H02.

This lesson was developed in collaboration with Conservation Without Borders. Data and information provided by Tweed Valley Osprey Project.

Year level(s) Year 5, Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation, Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords Cartesian plane, GPS data, world map, mapping, latitude, longitude, Maths Hub lesson plan

## Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Sustainability
Strand and focus Statistics, Space
Topics Position and location
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M5ST01
Acquire, validate and represent data for nominal and ordinal categorical and discrete numerical variables to address a question of interest or purpose using software including spreadsheets; discuss and report on data distributions in terms of highest frequency (mode) and shape, in the context of the data

AC9M6ST01
Interpret and compare data sets for ordinal and nominal categorical, discrete and continuous numerical variables using comparative displays or visualisations and digital tools; compare distributions in terms of mode, range and shape

AC9M5SP02
Construct a grid coordinate system that uses coordinates to locate positions within a space; use coordinates and directional language to describe position and movement

AC9M6SP02
Locate points in the 4 quadrants of a Cartesian plane; describe changes to the coordinates when a point is moved to a different position in the plane

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P4)