Primary/K-6: Position and Direction
As children navigate around their environment, they must learn about near and far, up and down, round and straight, and much more. Our activities extend and make explicit your child's ideas about spatial relations, which is a more complex and challenging topic than usually assumed.
"Teaching of spatial skills improves mathematics in general, including number understanding"
Cheng and Mix 2014; Hawes et al. 2017
Here are all the topics covered in Position and Direction in our Rainbow Ladder Maths
- Where am I?
- Cha Cha Slide Dance
- Finding the Way
- Eight Points of the Compass
- Co-ordinates (All 4 Quadrants)
Blue Level - Eight Points of the Compass
Activity One Either give your child a large paper circle or ask him/her to draw a circle and cut it out.
Purple Level - Using Co-ordinates
To consolidate knowledge of co-ordinates, your child can investigate the co-ordinates of a simple shape reflected across a diagonal line of symmetry.