Young Designers: Location and Transformation

# Stages

1. Urban Designs

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Suggested Learning Intentions

• To develop spatial awareness through thinking and reasoning about direction, distance, and location

Sample Success Criteria

• I can create a map as a visual representation of places
• I can locate various places on a map using the coordinate system
• I can describe routes to take when getting from one place to another
• I can explain my solution using a variety of manipulatives
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2. Architectural Designs

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Suggested Learning Intentions

• To explore the connection between three-dimensional objects and their two-dimensional representations

Sample Success Criteria

• I can visualise three-dimensional objects from different perspectives
• I can visualise three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional patterns
• I can visualise two-dimensional patterns that can be made from three-dimensional objects
• I can represent patterns using manipulatives such as pattern blocks and cubes
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3. Exterior Designs

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Suggested Learning Intentions

• To investigate symmetry in shapes to create designs

Sample Success Criteria

• I can identify line and rotational symmetry
• I can apply my understanding of line and rotational symmetry to create designs
• I can demonstrate my understanding using a variety of manipulatives and concrete resources
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4. Interior Designs

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Suggested Learning Intentions

• To solve problems involving shapes, through the application of geometric transformation

Sample Success Criteria

• I can describe the results of different transformations on shapes
• I can create visual patterns by transformation
• I can model and explain the visual patterns resulting from transformation using a variety of manipulative tools
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5. Interpreting Designs

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Suggested Learning Intentions

• To explore how visualisation and spatial reasoning can help us to solve problems

Sample Success Criteria

• I can visualise shapes mentally and explain reasons for my thinking
• I can predict the effects of transformation on shapes
• I can anticipate and describe the symmetrical shape that will be produced when one part is known
• I can demonstrate and justify my solutions using a variety of manipulatives
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