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Coordinates, translation and reflection

  • Year group: Year 6
  • Term: Autumn
  • Topic: Geometry
  • Duration: 1 weeks
  • Keystage: KS2
  • Age Range: 10 to 11 yrs
  • Unit can be taught out of sequence: Y
  • Week Range: 11

In this chapter, pupils use coordinates in all four quadrants and translate and reflect shapes using negative coordinates.

Pupils build on their existing knowledge of coordinates and transformations by using all four quadrants on a coordinate grid. With the introduction of negative coordinates, there is an opportunity to explore reflection in the x- and y-axes.

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Resources for this topic

White Rose Maths

Co-ordinates - Problem Solving

This worksheet is part of our November resources competition. This worksheet provides 8 problem solving questions involving co-ordinates.

Remember to submit your own resource for your chance to win a prize in our November resource competition. More details can be found here.

http://whiterosemathshub.co.uk/wrmhtescomp/
By WRMaths

Translating shapes

Direct link to our Y6 scheme.
By WRMaths

Mathematics Mastery

Coordinates, translation and reflection

Enabling pupils to develop their mathematical reasoning skills through independent work is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

This activity explores the concepts of coordinates, translation and reflection.

• Pupils should complete these tasks using concrete manipulatives as part of the CPA approach
• Pupils should be encouraged to explain their working in full sentences
• These tasks may be adapted with pupils working in pairs to encourage mathematical discussion

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Coordinates, translation and reflection

Enabling pupils to develop their mathematical reasoning skills through independent work is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

This activity explores the concepts of coordinates, translation and reflection.

• Pupils should complete these tasks using concrete manipulatives as part of the CPA approach
• Pupils should be encouraged to explain their working in full sentences
• These tasks may be adapted with pupils working in pairs to encourage mathematical discussion

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Resources shared by teachers

Year 6 - Week 11 - Geometry - Position and Direction

This is pack 1 of 1 on year 6 Geometry and covers the small steps:

- Coordinates in the first quadrant
- Coordinate in all four quadrants
- Translations
- Reflections

 The resources aim to help children gain a deeper understanding of the concepts covered in the topic.  

The resources include reasoning and problem solving activities and more open ended problems to support and extend your whole class.

I hope you find them useful.
By MKConnolly

Year 6 D2 missing coordinates and translations

Two consecutive observations deemed 'Good' I laminated all types of quadrilateral the right size for cm squared paper. Thanks to those people whose work I adapted.
By chaos_ruled

Translation and reflection starter

This PowerPoint shows 8 shapes that have either been reflected or translated. Children on whiteboards, in books or on printouts have to state what transformation has taken place. Then, self-mark their answers.
By soppo08

Describing Transformations

This is pretty basic describing of transformation on a co-ordinate grid with a few "challenge" questions. It involves reflection (in x and y axes), rotation (centre (0,0), translation and enlargement (centre (0,0)). The "challenge" questions involve reflecting in other lines including y=x, vertical and horizontal; rotation away from the origin and an enlargement away from the origin. I have left it in MS Word so you can edit the challenge questions out.
By alutwyche

Transformation Quiz

Students choose between translation, reflection and rotation in this quiz (with answers).
By Holly_Fink