Relative Position Worksheets
The position of anything is something that describes where an object is placed or sitting within a defined area is often carefully thought out and well planned. The common way to propose this is to use relationships based on a predefined survey of an area of possible position. This is like saying the ball is on the bottom part of the map. Relative position is when you define the location of something in the relation to another thing. An example of this, in the same regards, would be saying the ball is twenty-eight yards west of the Smith’s house. Assuming the Smith’s home is easy to locate, this also makes locating the ball much easier as well. This greatly differs from the concept of fixed position which requires the use of a well-defined construct or map to pinpoint the exact location of an object. Relative position and being able to assign it is a strong skill for any job that requires precision of location. This immense collection of worksheets and quizzes will enable students to target the exact location that they are referring to in relation to another. This is a critical skill to have mastered before you enter the workforce. Being able to explain yourself is one of the major keys to communicating with others.
Aligned Standard: Kindergarten - G.1
- Relative Position Step-by-Step Lesson- We work on inside/outside, in front of/behind, above, below, and beside. In that order.
- Guided Lesson on the Position of Objects - Write prompted sentences based on a picture of objects.
- Guided Lesson Explanation on Position- I draw it and write it out for students. Let me know, if you think it needs a bit more.
- Label the Picture (Positions) - I would have students label the picture too. It will make it easier for them to work into sentences that way.
- Label the Pictures (Above, Behind, Below, Beside, In Front of) - This one reminds me of pictionary or those riddle games that use to be on television.
- Circles and Squares Based on Position - This really tells you if the students have a handle on what is being asked of them.
- Drawing Positions for Shapes Worksheet - This can be used at upper levels ask a following directions worksheet.
- Explaining What Position Means Worksheet - This walks students along who need to either get ahead or are behind.
- What is it? Worksheet - This is great for reading comprehension on a micro scale. Understanding to what a question is asking of you is a huge skill to have.
- Relative Positioning 5 Pack - This is a nice review of the skill set over a 5 printable worksheet pack.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
- Circles and Squares Based on Position Worksheet- Everything is relative to the line. If you are above it, circle it. If you are below the line.
- Relative Position Step by Step Lesson - Compare the relational positions of a pen, an envelope, and a ball.
- Above, Below, Beside Guided Explanation - Tell all about the items on a table. The table is also on a mat.
- Find Positions Worksheet - This one came out really nice. A moonlight night at your cabin in the woods.
- Label the Pictures (Above, Behind, Below, Beside, In Front of) Worksheet- Some people are perplexed when they see this worksheet. I saw something similar on a national test, so I thought you might want to see it too.
- Position of Objects Worksheet- Explain what is going on at this nice day at sea scene.
- Guided Lesson on the Position of Objects- The hot air balloon is floating all around. At the same time a camel and dog are out for a stroll.
- In Front of / Behind Step by Step Guided Lesson- A train swings by the house and don't forget about the sun.
What is Relative Position?
A relative position in mathematics is a location of an object based on the position of another object. Suppose that two people are under the surface of the sea or bottom of the ocean. One of them is you and looking to find something valuable, may be a treasure. Given that the ocean floor is too big, when you find something how do you tell your friend where they need to look? You would use a point of interest of some kind. If it were near a large rock, you might say that it was just to the right of the rock.
To solve this problem, we need to understand the concept of relative position so that you can describe a position in relation to another position, but one of the objects or individuals need to be at a fixed position to help find something relative to it. For example, you and your friend are deep into the ocean, and you see an object and it is in front of you on the right. Then you need to make sure that your partner knows about it and that can be done while you are being the fixed point. Then you can guide the person on to the object in reference from you.
It is important to first define the fixed object that everything will be described from. Make sure that this object is easy to see for anyone who is completely unfamiliar with the area in question. If you were giving your friend directions to travel to your home, where he had never been before, you would want to give him points of interest that need no background knowledge. You would not tell him to make a right after Bobby’s house, if he has no idea where that is.