We've been working on Geometry this term so looking at grid co-ordinates and finding about about direction, rotation fits quite well with this unit. It's also a follow up to our camp earlier in the year when children were introduced to a GPS for use within a survival situation. The children had to find there way around the camp grounds picking up essential survival items along the way.
All that aside, how did I introduce it?
1. I used Google maps & Google Earth, I let the children loose in these two programs finding their own houses and different landmarks around our school
2. I set them a shape finding challenge, they had to find and label at leasst ten shapes in within the Auckland area including the geometric attributes within the description of the shape. Here is one of th…