Creating Grid Maps (3)

Create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways (ACMMG065)

LO: To create and interpret simple grid maps

Know:

  • directional language (diagonally, horizontally, vertically, steps)

  • positional language (between, next to, above, below, right, left)

  • the 4 basic directions (North, East, South, West)

  • the structure of grid references.

Understand:

  • that we can use grid maps to show position and paths

Do:

  • I can create and interpret simple grid maps

Grid Referencing

A grid reference is a specific location to help find places on a map quicker.

It always starts with the letter first, then the number.

These are also called axes. The left and right axis (horizontal) is referred to as the ‘x-axis’. The up and down (vertical) axis is referred to as the ‘y-axis’.

For example, the school is in location A3. The police station is located at D4.

Can you find the grid reference for each item?

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