As part of our Unit of Inquiry about explorers, Grade 4 students have been learning mapping skills. Yesterday we turned a shady chess board into a coordinate grid and put themselves in the square which matched the coordinates they were given.
We also had compass points around the outside so they could move ‘3 steps North’ then state their new coordinates. We discovered that moving North or South kept you in the same column and moving East or West kept you in the same row.
Finally we learnt about north east, south west etc.