We started with a little bit of review with following simple directions (left, right, up, down). With this worksheet, students had to follow the directions given for each trick-or-treater. Some students just used their fingers to follow the directions and mark where they ended up, others drew lines, dots or arrows to help them keep track.
We have used the Giving Directions sheet from my Halloween Math Pack a number of times. They used the worksheet as is, so they had to write directions for the trick-or-treater to pick up as much candy as she could. They used teddy counters to help with identifying the 1/4 and 1/2 turns.
The next day, I used the same worksheet but drew pictures on the board (I wasn't planning to take a photo when I drew them, so they aren't the best!). Each student wrote directions in their math journals, paired up and used their counters to follow each others directions (kiddo 1 read their directions while kiddo 2 followed them with the teddy counter, then swapped). This worked a treat because they were able to identify missing steps. Oh, and the teddy couldn't go over any piece of candy, it had to go around (meaning lots of turns!).
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