Introduction
This whole piece of work is
primarily aimed at S5.2
(use and interpret maps and
scale drawings, including
fourfigure grid references and
estimating distances and areas;
use bearings to specify
direction) but also covers other
parts of the scheme of work.
The topics covered are shown
below with references to the
relevant points in the scheme of
work.
Time

Distance and Speed

Direction, Bearings and
Compasses 
Maps 
Other
travel related tasks 
1224
hour clock [S3.6]
Arithmetic with time and
dates
Timetables [D3.4]
Scheduling [S4.3] 
Mileage charts [D3.4,
D6.7]
Mile/km conversions
[S5.8]
Speed (calculations,
graphs) [D3.4]

Compass points (turning)
[S3.4]
Bearings

4 &
6figure grid references
[A4.4, A5.4]
Scale [S4.1, S4.6]

Exchange rates [N4.2] 

1224 hr clock 
Arithmetic and units
(time) 
Arithmetic (dates and
calendars) 
Timetables 
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L4 P3
p2122
L5 P3
p39 
L4 P3 p23
L5 P3
p40 
L4 P3 p24 
L3 P3
p2526 
MyMaths Resources 
Telling the Time 1 
L3
Reading time from
analogue clocks. There
is a very good
interactive analogue
clock. A good ‘beat the
clock’ – words to
analogue time
Telling the Time 2 
L3
Converting to digital.
Simple time arithmetic 
Time Calculations 
L4
Time on a ‘number
line’. Some simple
contextual questions 

Time & Timetables 
L4
Brief revision about
worded time and 24 hour
clock. A couple of
simple timetable
examples 
Presentation
covering telling the time.
Probably for the set3s. The
file is broken down into three
sections (appropriate for one
lesson per section). The
objectives of these lessons are:

“To be able to read a clock
to the five minutes”

“To be able to read a clock
to the minute” and “To
understand how seconds,
minutes, and hours are
related”

“To know when to use A.M. or
P.M. when telling time”
National Numeracy Strategy
adjustable clock for IWB.
Make a Clock.doc
The first part of this has some
good slides to explain 24hour
clock and am/pm and The end part
has some nice timetable
questions.
A
Maths4Life lesson with the
objectives:

“read and write the date in
a variety of formats”

“use a calendar to find the
day of the week for a given
date.”
A Maths4Life
lesson with the objectives:

“read
times from analogue and
digital displays”

“convert
time from analogue to
digital and vice versa”

“convert
times between the 12hour
and 24hour clocks”

“relate
times to events in a day”
Other
resources
Timetables
Distance and Speed

Mileage charts 
Speed 
SpeedTime Graphs 

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L5 P3
p4142 
L6 P5
p912 
L6 P5
p1520 

MyMaths Resources 

Speed  L7
Introduction to the
formula,
speed=dist/time. It
also looking at units.
Contains sets of
questions finding each
of the variables 
Real Life Graphs
 L6
Only
the first five pages of
the lesson are
relevant. Covers basic
speed/time and
distance/time graphs 

Matt Sims’
slides – basics about speed.
Collecting data for
distance/time graphs
Equipment:
tape measures, stopwatches,
cones, large space (playground).
Divide the
class into groups of no more
than 10. For each group do the
following:

Set up
cones dividing the length of
the playground into four
equal sections (5m apart ?).

Have a
person as timekeeper with a
stopwatch at each cone
(except the first which will
mark the start line).

Have one
person as a starter/time
recorder.

The rest
of the group take turns
walking or running the
length of the playground.
When the starter says ‘go’,
all timekeepers start their
stopwatches and then stop
them when the student
passes. It is easier for
all watches to start at the
same time rather than trying
to time just each section.

After
each run the starter
collects all the readings
(better to collect after
each turn)

Vary how
students move – get some to
speed up, or slow down.
If time
allows, as a whole class you
could get all the stop watches
you have to get better data with
a small number of pupils.
Sheet to collect class data.docx
Spreadsheet to analyse class
data.xlsx
DistanceTime Graphs
This draws
distance/time, speed/time and
distance/speed graphs of an
accelerating car. Suitable for
set 1 only. This also has
worksheet to accompany the
application.
Direction, Bearings and
Compasses

Compass Points 
Using Protractors 
Bearings 

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L4 P7
p310
Lots of mazes
with both four and eight
compass directions
L4 P7
p1718
Turning 
L5 P3
p34 
L5 P3
p12
Battleships game
L5 P3
p1316
Measuring
bearings
L6 P2
p2728
Bearings and grid
references
L6 P2
p2931
Bearings and
trails
L6 P2
p3337
Bearings and scales 

MyMaths Resources 

Speed  L7
Introduction to the
formula,
speed=dist/time. It
also looking at units.
Contains sets of
questions finding each
of the variables 
Bearings  L6
Good
overview of bearings.
Questions considering
the reverse bearings
(e.g. if this is the
bearing from A to B,
what is the bearing from
B to A?)
Bearings Snooker
 L6
Game. Maybe suitable
for a plenary. 

Virtual
Compass
http://www.digitalarena.co.uk/teach/virtual_compass/index.htm
Teacher tool for IWB. Requires
maps in JPEG form that must be
accessible over the internet
(i.e. not a local file). We
could upload any maps we want to
an external server.
This game should follow teaching
on how to find the bearing of
one point from another.
Resources: Area of grass
(corner of the field or area at
front of school), small lettered
flags and compasses (and
optionally a tape measure)
In
advance of the lesson lay the
flags out in a random pattern.
It is easier to put them in the
ground in alphabetical order
making sure the letter can be
read from the previous letter in
the alphabet.
Students work in pairs with each
pair starting at a different
flag. For each flag they record
the bearing and count paces from
one to the next (without
actually stepping on the flags).
When all have finished they can
measure the length of their
paces.
Good introduction to bearings.
Note that there is a worksheet
that can be followed during the
video and then sets questions to
be completed afterwards.
This contains a lesson on
drawing lines along a given
bearing. There are several
exercises using protractor and
ruler to practise.
This is a good set of slides
showing the basics then some
whole class activities and
worksheets for practicing
finding and drawing bearings.
Reallife questions requiring
accurate drawings to find the
solution.
Canoe
Game
http://www.mathsonline.co.uk/freesite_tour/gamesroom/bearings/canoebearings.html
Good for a plenary or starter –
the whole class playing
together. Guide the canoeist
around a course by giving a
bearing and a distance. Better
if you press F11 to make the
browser full screen then zoom to
about 150%.
You can also generate printable
worksheets based on the game
using:
http://www.mathsonline.co.uk/freesite_tour/resource/bearings/wscanoe.html
Flashy
Maths Bearings Game
http://www.flashymaths.co.uk/swf/bearings.swf
Similar to
the Canoe Game but simpler.
Guide the boat around the
icebergs to rescue the man in
the rubber ring.
Maps

Bearing and Scales 



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L6 P2
p3337 



MyMaths Resources 
Map
Scales  L5
This would work for
wholeclass teaching but
would be better for
individual/pair work.
The emphasis on
measuring distances a
very simple map and
scaling it using the
ratio to find the actual
distance. 



Detailed slides about latitude
and longitude. May be a nice
introduction to maps (and
explain the presence of the grid
lines) for sets 1 and 2.
The geography department have a
class set OS maps of Ipswich and
surrounding area.
Exchange Rates: L5 P6 p2528
ImperialMetric conversion:
L5 P3 p3638
Graphs: L5 P6 p2324
‘EuroDisney –
Click
here
for a variation of this project
