# Move objects including polygons on a grid according to directions and mark the new position

I can move objects including polygons on a grid according to directions and mark the new position.

# Move objects including polygons on a grid according to directions and mark the new position

I can move objects including polygons on a grid according to directions and mark the new position.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Objects covering more than one position on a grid can be moved by giving directions.
- A shape can be moved to a new position on a grid according to the directions.
- If a shape has moved, you can describe the move using left, right, up, down and the number of squares moved.

### Common misconception

Pupils may miscount the squares when moving the shape, leading to inaccurate placement.

Encourage students to carefully count squares from the current position of each vertex and ensure consistency in their counting across the entire shape. Practice counting out loud as a class or in pairs. Relate it to counting on using a number line.

### Keywords

Polygon - A polygon is a 2D shape made up of three or more straight lines.

### Licence

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