In this activity, we will be learning how to describe movements on a coordinate grid.
We will be helping Pirate Pete to find the treasure by following simple instructions.
The instructions might tell us to go up, down, left or right.
Remember: when we read or write coordinates, we go along the x-axis first, then up the y-axis!
Let's try an example question together!
Pirate Pete starts at B3.
To find the treasure, he must move 3 squares to the right and 2 squares down.
So, the treasure can be found at E1.
Did you find that easy? The only tricky bit is to remember to always put the bottom letter before the side number - the E before the 1 - E1
Shiver my timbers - let's get started searching for those 'pieces of eight', matey.