Grid References
The X and Y Axis
Teacher Activity: Learning how to create your own grid.
 Measure your X and Y axis with a ruler.
 Divide the length of your X axis evenly, e.g. if the length is 10 cm you will repeat a grid line every 1 cm.
 With your ruler mark every increment on the top of your paper.
 Do the same with the other side of your grid.
 Repeat steps 2,3 and 4 with the Y axis.
 Join the lines up neatly. This needs to be done with a ruler!
 Add your grid reference numbers for both axes.


Maps.
Activity: Define the following items in your maths book.
Compass rose:
Scale:
Key/legend:
Inset:
Cardinal Directions:
Compass rose:
Scale:
Key/legend:
Inset:
Cardinal Directions:
Directions with a compass rose.
Using grid references to give directions.

