# Year 5 maths: Read and plot coordinates in the first quadrant; recognise parallel and perpendicular lines in grids and shapes

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Krayzie, Nov 11, 2007.

1. ### Krayzie

Hi,
I'm trying to plan some activities for this lesson - thought i'd start off with them reading and plotting co-ordinates.

Trying to find some activities for the second part -- recognising parallel and perpendicular lines - does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

2. ### Krayzie

Hi,
I'm trying to plan some activities for this lesson - thought i'd start off with them reading and plotting co-ordinates.

Trying to find some activities for the second part -- recognising parallel and perpendicular lines - does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

4. ### natsplat

I fitted this in with the co-ordinates by asking them to draw and plot co-ordinates for different shapes and then through discussion of the shapes properties. Don't think it needs to be exclusive.

5. ### sleepycatNew commenter

what about linking it to art and getting them to create designs using line: link it to Mondrian( thats what I did) Also did some east cut and stick pictures using black and white paper; easy - just keep reinforcing the vocab

6. ### 1 45

Give them 3 points of a quadrialteral and the name and tell them to complete the shape.

7. ### WolfPaulNew commenter

Build from your work on co=ordinates. Draw parallel lines on a grid, plot the co-ordinates and investigate the resulting patterns.

8. ### sam171

How can I differentiate the frist lesson on coordinates for year 5?