Position and location: Year 8 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 8 is for the topic of Position and location. Students work with 3D objects that can be located on the x, y, z planes, allowing students to extend their thinking away from flat objects on a 2D plane, to objects with volume that have a position in space with (x, y, z) coordinates. Students can explore various ways to view 3D objects, such as drawing 3D cubes and rectangles on the x, y, z planes, but digital technologies affords the means to explore the 3D world by building an object in space, defining an object and recording objects.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Planning support, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies, Student task, Home practice tasks
Format Web page
Keywords lesson plans, assessment task, teaching strategies, pedagogies, Australian Curriculum, learning from home, misconceptions

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Space
Topics Position and location
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Describe the position and location of objects in 3 dimensions in different ways, including using a three-dimensional coordinate system with the use of dynamic geometric software and other digital tools

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