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Position and direction: quadrants, translations and reflections

This guide provides a sequence of small steps for learning about and plotting coordinates in the first quadrant before extending student knowledge to read and plot coordinates in all four quadrants. This knowledge is then used to translate and reflect shapes in all four quadrants.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords translations, reflections, reasoning, problem-solving, coordinates, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Geometry, Build understanding
Topics Location, Shapes and objects, Transformation
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMMG142 Investigate combinations of translations, reflections and rotations, with and without the use of digital technologies
National numeracy learning progression Positioning and locating - PoL4

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