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Position and direction: coordinates, symmetry and transformations

This guide provides a sequence of small steps for exploring and becoming confident in describing position in the first quadrant, translation with coordinates and applying understanding of symmetry when exploring reflection with coordinates.

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Year level(s) Year 5, Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords position, direction, translation, coordinates, lines of symmetry, reflection, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Space, Build understanding
Topics Position and location, Transformation
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Construct a grid coordinate system that uses coordinates to locate positions within a space; use coordinates and directional language to describe position and movement

Describe and perform translations, reflections and rotations of shapes, using dynamic geometric software where appropriate; recognise what changes and what remains the same, and identify any symmetries

Recognise and use combinations of transformations to create tessellations and other geometric patterns, using dynamic geometric software where appropriate

Numeracy progression Positioning and locating (P5)
Understanding geometric properties (P5)

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