Why do this problem?
introduces children to the language involved in describing position and direction. It could be done in a practical context and adapted to suit your playground.
It would be useful to project the plan onto a screen for the children to see and you could give pairs a copy of it on paper. This sheet contains two plans.
Which direction might you go in first?
Try and describe any route.
Can you make it shorter?
How will you know which routes you have tried?
Children could be encouraged to make a plan of their own playground and set each other challenges.
Having a paper copy
of the plan will help children get started. Encourage them to work with a partner.