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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 Geometry, Build understanding
Topics Location, Transformation
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 - PoL4
Understanding geometric properties - UGP4

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