Outdoor Learning – Mapping Natural Treasures – Mathematics – Year 5
During this lesson students learn about mapping and the value of natural elements within their immediate environment. They work with a partner to create a map of the playground, which others use as a guide in order to find natural ‘treasures’ within the space.
- create a map
- successfully follow directions
- consider what is a natural treasure
- understand how to use a grid system for a map
- understand how to use a legend or key system for a map
- write clearly and concisely
- Critical thinking
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions – Mathematics
Students learn to:
construct a grid coordinate system that uses coordinates to locate positions within a space; use coordinates and directional language to describe position and movement (AC9M5SP02)
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking,Personal and Social Capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Year 5 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 5, students use grid coordinates to locate and move positions.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – the teacher facilitates discussions, acts in character, demonstrates new concepts and assists students as necessary.
- Device capable of displaying a website.
- One copy of the Treasure Map Story (for teacher use).
- One copy of the Map Grid Template printed at A3 size (for teacher use).
- One copy of the Nature Treasures – Map Grid and Map Directions for each pair of students.
We don’t have any related professional courses for this lesson at the moment, but we do have heaps of other Cool professional learning here.