All four quadrants of the grid or simple coordinates and treasure-hunt style activities. Great. Plot the coordinate or work out the shape from the coordinates, you'll find lots here.
A battleships type of game - but this one encourages them to dig up some old fossils. No staff room jokes please! One of our all time favourites.
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Dodge the mines by entering the coordinates.
If they want a challenge - here it is. Plot coordinates in all four quadrants without numbers on the axis! Children will need a good understanding of properties of 2D shape too.
Lovely move the ladybird directional game. Only four buttons to control herdirection, you can't go wrong with this one.
Confident y5s and 6s will find this secondary resource no problem at all.
This simple coordinates game will encourage children to work in the first quadrant.
Takes children from numbers in boxes to numbers on the line. This is a great presentation to use.
Move the bug to the coordinates given - both axis are limited to ten.
Simplified version of Coordinates to 10. Just perfect for Ks1.
A great game to practise simple compass points and clockwise style vocab - eg. planes coming in at 12 o clock or look at that teacher asleep behind us in a training session, he's at 3 o clock. You know the score.
We love this very simple activity. Something to introduce coordinates. Numbers and letter in the boxes not on the lines makes this great to use with Ks1.
Estimate the angle to defend yourself against the Ninja. A top class BBC activity.
Guide the ladybird through this maze. There are 6 direction buttons. You will need to build a sequence of instructions rather than click and move style activities. Requires the free Java plugin.
A super free logo activity, will certainly support work on direction and also control units in ICT. Works well with any 2D shape or angles work too. The controls will restrict this to confident ks1 and all Ks2.
Try and find the keys in this old favourite of the hot and cold game.
By only numbering 0, 10 and 20 this grid encourages children to count the lines to place insects on the correct spot. Buzz off and try it! Only works with Internet Explorer.
This is an ideal activity to use when you introduce coordinates for the very first time. Goes up to 5 on x and y axis.
One of our all time greats - there are activities to support coordinates in the first quadrant of the grid. There's also connect 4 and a code breaking problem solving game to keep them busy at wet play. Will the distraction prove enough to avoid the usual decimation that we all know and love?
Time based challenge locate coordinates like (-2,-3), there's no warm ups, just straight into complex coordinates.
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