Get out an about to teach angles in a practical way. Ask the Geography department for their OS Maps and make sure you’re teaching consistency between departments. Then get hold of some compasses and rulers and you’re off!
We started by going outside and learning bearings. Students then created a scale map of the school and worked out a treasure hunt for other students to complete.
We also planned an expedition in the local area using the OS Maps and the Duke of Edinburgh expedition route card bit.ly/uked15jul09. This was followed up with a round robin activity in the classroom of bearings questions to apply directly and rigorously in the classroom. Altogether a great series of four lessons and students enjoyed and learned a lot. Lessons later on included using school trip websites to budget and plan holidays.
This ‘In Brief’ Article originally appeared in the July 2015 edition of UKEdMagazine.
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