# Max Maths, Year 4, Work Book, Following directions

## Maths Resource Description

In the Max Maths Year 4 Workbook, young learners embark on a fun and educational adventure with a treasure map activity that helps them practice using grid references. The task is twofold, beginning with the students being asked to write down the specific grid references for various pirate-themed items found on the map. They need to locate an octopus, a skull and crossbones, a pirate, a treasure chest, and a shark, and then note the corresponding grid coordinates for each item. This exercise not only makes learning about coordinates engaging but also sharpens their observational skills.

For the second part of the activity, students are required to interact with the grid by marking certain squares with crosses. They are given a set of coordinates – F4, B5, G5, and G1 – and must accurately place a cross in each of the specified squares. This hands-on practice helps reinforce their understanding of how grid references work and allows them to apply their knowledge in a tangible way. It's an excellent exercise for enhancing their spatial awareness and ability to follow directions on a grid, both of which are essential skills in mathematics and beyond.