# Review of using mathematical language to describe position

I can use mathematical vocabulary such as left, right, above, below and between to describe position.

# Review of using mathematical language to describe position

I can use mathematical vocabulary such as left, right, above, below and between to describe position.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Left and right can be used to describe position.
- Position can be described using other vocabulary such as above, below and between.

### Common misconception

Some children may mix up the direction of left and right.

Share different strategies for remembering left and right, such as wearing a wristband on your left, using your left hand to make an l-shape or relating left and right to which hand you write with.

### Keywords

Left - A word used to describe position or the direction of a turn. When facing North, left is to the West.

Right - A word used to describe position or the direction of a turn. When facing North, right is to the East.

Above - Above shows the position of an object is higher than something else.

Below - Below shows the position of an object is lower than something else.

Between - Between describes the position of an object being in the space separating two other objects.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

in front of the log

on the log

behind the log

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

left.

left.

right.

right.

below the teddy.

above the ball.

above the unicorn.

below the rocket.