Understanding position is a key element of Maths and forms an integral part of the subject in KS2. In Year Three children should be familiar with the four main compass points of North, South, East and West and should also know the difference between a clockwise and an anticlockwise direction. They will now be taught about horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines and the difference between a row and a column on a grid.
Position is about the location of something, or which direction to take to get from A to B. To describe position we use words like horizontal and vertical lines, or clockwise and anticlockwise direction. Understanding what these words mean will help you to read maps and maybe stop you from getting lost!
Do you know North from South or horizontal from vertical lines? Take this quiz and discover what you know about position.