Y4 Maths

Year 4 Describe Position

This Year 4 Describe Position lesson covers the prior learning of introducing line graphs, before moving onto the main skill of describing position in the first quadrant.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective
Mathematics Year 4: (4P3a) Describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant.

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of introducing line graphs, before moving onto the main skill of describe position. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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 Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This powerpoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the Varied Fluency and Reasoning & Problem Solving worksheets as part of this lesson.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Describe Position Video Tutorial, Laura demonstrates how to read and plot points on a grid in the first quadrant using key terminology such as x and y axis.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

this worksheet recaps prior learning of introducing line graphs, before moving onto the main skill of describing position in the first quadrant.

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Video Tutorial

In this Introducing Line Graphs Video Tutorial, Laura presents continuous data on a line graph and explains when line graphs are suitable. She uses the terminology continuous data, x and y axis and estimate.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Introducing Line Graphs Game checks pupils' understanding of interpreting data on a line graph.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to practise the main skill of this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Describe Position Game has been designed to check pupils’ understanding of coordinates in the first quadrant.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

These Year 4 Describe Position Flashcards have been designed to check pupils’ understanding of coordinates in the first quadrant.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This describe position extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the describe position lesson.

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Mixed Practice

Mixed Practice

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of describe position.

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Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Discussion Problem

Discussion Problem

This worksheet includes two discussion problems which can be used in pairs or small groups to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in this lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 4 Describe Position Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of describing position and reading coordinates.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Home Learning Pack

This Autumn week 11 Maths pack contains varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving worksheets

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Consolidation Pack

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This Position and Direction Consolidation Year 4 resource will help your pupils consolidate their understanding of Summer Block 6: Position and Direction.