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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.

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Year level(s) Foundation, Year 1, Year 2
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning
Keywords describing position, describing turns, reasoning, problem-solving, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
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

Numeracy progression Positioning and locating (P1, P2, P3)
Understanding units of measurement (P4)
Interpreting fractions (P3)

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