Welcome to the Zoo


Posted by Perri Wilkinson | Posted in Area, Coordinates, Geometry, Length, Location, Mapping, Measurement, Money, Multiplication, Perimeter, Projects, Volume | Posted on August 28, 2017

This project covers a range of concepts (area, perimeter, volume, multiplication, money, design, location and shape).

Students are tasked with designing a zoo. They must complete a range of tasks, for example:

  • Create a map of their zoo
  • Create nets and construct a 3D model of their zoo
  • Find the area, perimeter and volume of each enclosure
  • Calculate the cost of building a fence for each enclosure
  • Give directions to get around the zoo
  • Design a logo, entry ticket and zoo keeper uniform

Welcome to the zoo table templates-1qxcgj2

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Bike Ride using Cartesian Plane


Posted by Miss Lawrence | Posted in Addition, Angles, Cartesian Plane, Coordinates, Location, Mapping | Posted on June 29, 2016

Have students map out a bike ride that goes for a specific distance (e.g. – 5km).

Additional activities:

  • Listing coordinates of intersections and landmarks
  • Writing directions
  • Calculating the time it would take to complete the bike ride, allowing for walking across roads
  • Investigating height of terrain to see vertical meters covered
  • Measure the angle of turns made

Challenges could also be made as to how much distance is covered in a particular quadrant.

Map attached with Cartesian Plane.

Cartesian Plane – Cranbourne East

Fun Park Project


Posted by lisar | Posted in Location, Mapping | Posted on September 18, 2015

Students develop the concept of location by creating their own fun park. This project is scaffolded to different levels depending on what they are working towards. It includes plotting locations on a  grid map, giving and following directions, co-ordinates, map keys and a compass.


Location Project


Location Language


Posted by lisar | Posted in Location, Mapping | Posted on September 17, 2015

rosies walk

  1. Read Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins with students (there is also a you tube version online) and brainstorm location words used.
  2. Demonstrate drawing a picture of students in one corner and an x in the opposite corner to show where the walk will finish.
  3. Students draw themselves and the ‘x’ where they will finish and then draw different things they might see on their walk elsewhere on the page e.g. The playground, their friends house or the shops.
  4. Students draw a path showing where they went on their walk and label using different location words.
  5. Students share their walk with a partner using location words to describe the path they took o their walk.
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