Grid reference retrieval is a simple way of encouraging students to recall information and make links between different elements within a unit of study. It provides the opportunity for students to re-visit grid references then make connections between what they have been learning.
A pre-requisite of completing an activity like this requires the students to have already studied the unit, so it is ideal for revisiting learning and making links.
Grid reference retrieval can also be further developed to include multiple units, encouraging students to make synoptic links.
Another way this activity can be developed is to colour code the squares and allocated points to the colours. More challenging elements should carry a higher tariff to encourage students to tackle these elements of the unit.
There are a range of different ways this resource can be used in the classroom, including:
- students working independently
- providing students with grid references (could be differentiated by ability)
- students playing battleships
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