Lesson

Can you follow one-step directions? Where does the object end up after moving in the following question?

If we move the carrots 1 space up, what new location would the carrots be in?

Worked Solution

Idea summary

We label our grid using letters, across the top or bottom, and numbers down the sides. Our grid reference starts with the letter first, then the number.

This video shows us how to give directions.

Ellie is sitting in seat A, and wants to move to seat M. Which directions would get Ellie to their new seat?

A

Start at A, move 2 seats to the right and 2 seats backwards.

B

Start at M, move 2 seats to the right and 2 seats backwards.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

Some directions depend on the situation. For instance, in the example above, "backwards" meant towards the back of the theatre.

In the next video, we have some landmarks to navigate around and a map. We are given directions to find the tool shed, but need to find the screwdriver on our own.

If we start at school, turn right, then turn left, then take the second left, where do we end up?

A

Hospital

B

Police Station

Worked Solution

Idea summary

When following directions, it's important to think about the direction we are facing when we move and turn.

uses simple maps and grids to represent position and follow routes, including using compass directions