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Position and direction: position, movement and turns
This guide provides a sequence of small steps for exploring and becoming confident in describing position before moving on to look at movements and turns. Note students are not expected to know 3/4 turns until Year 3. Also suggest use of Australian coins in the activities which use coins in this resource.
|Year level(s)||Foundation, Year 1, Year 2|
|Purpose||Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Questioning|
|Keywords||describing position, describing turns, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Measurement, Space, Build understanding|
|Topics||Position and location, Shapes and objects, Transformation|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Describe the position and location of themselves and objects in relation to other people and objects within a familiar space
Give and follow directions to move people and objects to different locations within a space
Locate positions in two-dimensional representations of a familiar space; move positions by following directions and pathways
Identify, describe and demonstrate quarter, half, three-quarter and full measures of turn in everyday situations
Positioning and locating (P1, P2, P3)
Understanding units of measurement (P4)
Interpreting fractions (P3)
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