Co-ordinate Game

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Aims and objectives
The activity aims to support student knowledge and understanding in the use of co-ordinates to describe position.

Previous knowledge
To immediately interact with the resource students will need to have an understanding of how co-ordinates are described and interpreted in terms of the ‘x’ and ‘y’ axes. For students without this prior knowledge, the ‘Help’ page will need to be accessed first which will explain, in very straight forward and accessible terms, the basic principles of co-ordinates.

In the classroom
This activity can be used to support Year 6 and 7 work on Shape and Space. It can also be used to support work on Algebra where pupils are beginning to plot co-ordinates in the creation of graphs.

There are eight games to choose from. When a game is selected a point will be circled on the grid. Students are asked to enter the co-ordinates of this point into the answer box and click the 'Check' button. If the answer is correct another co-ordinate point will be displayed. There are ten questions in each game.

To support student development and provide guidance about co-ordinates click on the ‘Help’ button for additional information.

Support materials description: Resources type:
As an extension to this activity, an accompanying activity called ‘Co-ordinate shapes’ is also available.

The first 5x5_grid.pdf contains a large numbered 5 x 5 grid which can be copied onto a transparency for use with an OHP or printed and laminated to create wipe-clean reusable resource.

The second 5x5_blank_grid.pdf contains a blank grid for use as above and the third blank_grids.pdf contains a set of smaller grids which can be used as handouts.


Curriculum references
Mathematics – KS2:
Ma3: 3c

Mathematics – KS3:
Ma3: 3c

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