Maths KS1: Titch and Ted Learn to Navigate Rectangles (pt 5/6)
Ted must learn about symmetry and the properties of a rectangle when he is sent on a mission to buy a lolly for Miss Dotty.
Titch manages to sell all the sweets at the stall and Ted sets off to take the earnings to Mr Pie.
Titch gives him some clear directions using a map and teaches him about making clockwise turns.
This clip is from the series Titch and Ted Do Maths.
This could be used as a starting point for understanding clockwise and anticlockwise as directions of turn. Children might follow directions to move around the room using the vocabulary clockwise, anticlockwise, full turn, half turn and quarter turn.
They might use this understanding of directions to create a simple map and direct a friend’s toy from one place to another. This might be extended to include left, right, forwards and backwards.
Suitable for teaching KS1 Maths, particularly shape, 2D and 3D shapes, translation, symmetry and rotation.