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This week, you will be revisiting our earlier work on identifying coordinates in all four quadrants and reflecting and translating shapes.

Maths Lesson 1

LI: To be able to identify coordinates on the first quadrant.

Today, you will practice identifying coordinates and drawing them in the first quadrant of a grid.

What do we mean by a quadrant?

What should both the axis be in the first quadrant?

Remember, we use x and y when discussing coordinates. The x-axis represents the horizontal line whilst the y-axis represents the vertical line.

A useful saying for this is x (along the corridor), y (up the stairs)

Follow the link below to revise the first quadrant for more information:

Maths Lesson 2

LI: To be able to identify and plot coordinates on all four quadrants.

Today, you will be enhancing on your previous learning to include four quadrants instead of one!

You will notice now that the axis also involves negative numbers. It is important you read the axis carefully when answering your activity sheet. When plotting or finding coordinates, think back to yesterday where you used a saying to ensure that you ordered the coordinates the right way round. This still applies with four quadrants.

Follow the link below to revise the four quadrants for more information:

Maths Lesson 3

LI: To be able to translate shapes across quadrants.

In your lesson today, you will be revising what is meant by the term translation and calculating how much a shape has been translated by and also translating a shape by given instructions.

It is important to be precise in your translation of a shape, it should not increase or decrease in size, only move a specified amount of spaces.

Follow the link below to learn more about translating shapes across the quadrants and for more information and examples:

Maths Lesson 4

LI: To be able to identify reflections and reflect shapes.

Reflections are often practiced through the use of a mirror, if you have access to a handheld mirror then this will prove useful in checking your work.

A reflection is where a shape is flipped from a given marker.

Follow the link below to learn more about reflecting shapes:

Maths Lesson 5

LI: To be able to count into negative numbers and solve negative number problems.

Today, you will practice using negative numbers to solve a range of problems.

It is important to remember that column addition or subtraction will be less effective here and may result in mistakes. The use of a number line (you can draw one yourself or use the one on the website) will allow you to visually see how the order of numbers and count along it.

Follow the link to revise what we mean by negative numbers and how we can use a range of methods to solve problems involving them:


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