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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 where coins are shown in this resource replace with Australian coins.

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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, Geometry, Build understanding
Topics Location, Shapes and objects, Transformation
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG010

Describe position and movement

ACMMG023 Give and follow directions to familiar locations
ACMMG044 Interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of key features
ACMMG046 Identify and describe half and quarter turns
National numeracy learning progression Positioning and locating - PoL1, PoL2

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