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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.
|Year level(s)||Year 5, Year 6|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning, Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||position, direction, translation, coordinates, lines of symmetry, reflection, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Geometry, Build understanding|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMMG113 Use a grid reference system to describe locations. Describe routes using landmarks and directional language
ACMMG114 Describe translations, reflections and rotations of two-dimensional shapes. Identify line and rotational symmetries
ACMMG142 Investigate combinations of translations, reflections and rotations, with and without the use of digital technologies
|National numeracy learning progression||
Positioning and locating
Understanding geometric properties - UGP4
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