Firstly the axes are numbered rather than the spaces. This is an important step as the conventions of using co-ordinates come into play. it is important to show how co-ordinates are written:
e.g. (3, 1)
Brackets are always placed around the co-ordinates, with the numbers separated by a comma. The position (3, 1) means 3 along and 1 up, which in this case takes you to the pink rabbit (and not the rabbit holding the basket of eggs).
The grid can be used for further work: e.g.
1.ask how you can move along the lines to go from one point to another (2 along and 1 up)
2. Draw more features at the points and ask where they are positioned.
3. Ask child to draw an egg at a certain point etc.
This can be found in the Year 4 Shape category.
Thanks to urbrainy.com for allowing me to use it.
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