In KS2 Maths as children advance to Year Five their knowledge of position and direction will increase. By now they should be very familiar with the points on a compass and the number of angles in a quarter, half or full rotation. Using this knowledge they should be able to work out angles positioned on a straight line or in a circle by taking away a given angle. They will now look at marking position using coordinates, the X axis and the Y axis on a grid.
One way we can mark positions is on a grid. We do this by using coordinates which are placed on an X axis and a Y axis. These coordinates will usually be written like this: (3,4) (3,6) (5,6) (5,4). Those particular ones would mark out a square. The first number represents a line on the X axis and the second number a line on the Y axis. Where the two lines meet is a particular point on the grid.
Test your positional skills by playing the following quiz.