NSW Syllabuses

Mathematics K–10 - Life Skills - Measurement and Geometry Position

Position: Language

Outcomes

A student:

• MALS-1WM

responds to and uses mathematical language to demonstrate understanding

• MALS-32MG

responds to and uses the language of position in everyday contexts

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes: MA4-11NA , MA5.1-6NA , MA5.1-11MG

Content

• Students:
• recognise and respond to the language of position in a range of contexts
• identify preference for a position in response to a question, eg 'Would you rather lie on your side or sit in the chair?', 'Would you rather sit next to John or Sam?' (Communicating, Understanding)
• follow spoken instructions relating to the language of position, eg 'Put your bag on the top hook', 'Take the books from the cupboard behind the desks', 'Please move inside the carriage' (Understanding)
• follow symbols and written instructions relating to the language of position, eg follow arrows to locate an office on an upper floor, follow symbols to carry a container right side up, follow written instructions to stack items in a storeroom (Understanding, Fluency)
• use the language of position
• indicate the positions of objects or buildings in response to a question, eg 'The books are on the shelf in the classroom', 'The seats are under the trees in the playground', 'The supermarket is next to the garage in the main street', 'The yellow tulips are in the middle of the row in the garden' (Communicating, Understanding)
• describe the positions of objects or buildings in a range of contexts, eg 'I went to the ticket office inside the railway station', 'The bus stop is opposite the main gate', 'Appliances are located on the ground floor', 'This lift goes to the upper level', 'Tickets are purchased at the office beside the turnstiles' (Communicating, Understanding)
• give instructions relating to the language of position in a range of contexts, eg 'Stand behind the line to throw the ball', 'Walk towards the doorway', 'Turn left at the top of the stairs' (Communicating, Understanding)

Position: Recognising Maps and Plans

Outcomes

A student:

• MALS-1WM

responds to and uses mathematical language to demonstrate understanding

• MALS-2WM

applies mathematical strategies to solve problems

• MALS-33MG

recognises that maps and plans are a representation of positions in space

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes: MA4-11NA , MA5.1-6NA , MA5.1-11MG

Content

• Students:
• recognise the purpose and functions of maps and plans, eg to provide directions, to show the location of objects/features, to represent landforms
• recognise that plans can represent buildings, eg the classroom
• identify how key features, such as doors, windows, tables, chairs and cupboards, are represented on a plan
• construct or draw a plan showing key features of specific environments, eg the classroom, school, community (Communicating, Problem Solving)
• locate floor plans of properties for sale on the internet and interpret them (Understanding, Fluency)
• recognise different cultural representations of maps, including in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
• identify inventions that have assisted map reading, eg the compass invented in China

Position: Using Maps and Plans

Outcomes

A student:

• MALS-1WM

responds to and uses mathematical language to demonstrate understanding

• MALS-2WM

applies mathematical strategies to solve problems

• MALS-34MG

uses maps and plans in a range of contexts

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes: MA4-11NA , MA5.1-6NA , MA5.1-11MG

Content

• Students:
• use maps and plans to locate position and follow routes
• locate a seat on a plan of a movie theatre (Understanding)
• locate the classroom on a plan of the school (Understanding)
• locate a house or street using a printed or online map, eg Google Earth (Understanding)
• use a map to show direction from the classroom to the library (Communicating, Problem Solving, Understanding)
• identify direction on a map, eg north/south, left/right (Communicating, Understanding)
• use maps for a variety of purposes, eg a street directory, web-based maps, GPS technology
• use a map to find a location (Problem Solving, Understanding)
• locate specific sites using grid references in street directories and on road maps (Communicating, Problem Solving, Understanding)
• identify and describe features of an environment using map keys/legends (Communicating, Understanding)