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Teaching Coordinates...

Discussion in 'Scotland - Primary' started by Chatterbox1607, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Chatterbox1607

    Chatterbox1607 New commenter

    I was just wondering if anyone else could help add to my list of ideas on how to teach this to make it fun and engaging for children. I have a list of text book activities etc and bee bot activities but I was wondering if anyone knew of any other ways to teach this or have any internet sites with good games that could be played by children independently? Many thanks
     
  2. Chatterbox1607

    Chatterbox1607 New commenter

    I was just wondering if anyone else could help add to my list of ideas on how to teach this to make it fun and engaging for children. I have a list of text book activities etc and bee bot activities but I was wondering if anyone knew of any other ways to teach this or have any internet sites with good games that could be played by children independently? Many thanks
     
  3. Sadly I don't have a link to this resource but last year I found coordinates for the children to draw out star constellations with (which fitted in with their topic) and also got them to make up their own constellations and give the coordinates for them.
    This Christmas I saw other teachers had coordinate sheets for children to draw Christmas pictures with.
     
  4. Flyonthewall75

    Flyonthewall75 New commenter

    How about a game of 'Battleships'?
    The children play in pairs and each has an A4 sheet of paper with a grid labelled, for example, A - H and 1 - 10.
    They place a cardboard screen between them and each writes, for example, 10 letter Bs on their grid to represent their 10 battleships.
    Then, in turn, they call out a grid reference (eg E, 6), marking their selection on their own grid, and if the person they are playing has a battleship on that grid reference they have to cross it out.
    The person who destroys all their opponents battleships first is the winner.
    I'm sure there are other ways to play the game.
     

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