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Keep it simple and visual when practicing directions using this compass rose labeling worksheet. Learners fill in the compass themselves, using cardinal and intermediate direction abbreviations. Consider using their compass on a map to create more investment in making it visually appealing. Allow students to color it in and make it their own!
Second graders practice navigating around their neighborhood by utilizing a compass. In this geography instructional activity, 2nd graders view a compass rose, discover the purpose of it, and utilize it to navigate through a printed map of their neighborhood. Students complete the map worksheet and share their results with the class.
Second graders explore geography by completing a mapping activity in class. In this directional instructional activity, 2nd graders examine a map in class and utilize a compass rose to identify their location and destination. Students write directions to a classmate in order to navigate properly and complete a compass rose worksheet.
Learn to emonstrate how to use a compass rose. By learning to identify the four cardinal directions and make a compass rose from a paper plate, 2nd graders will be able to mark the playground with the directions and draw a map of the playground using cardinal directions as a guide.
Keep it simple when practicing directions using this compass rose labeling activity. Learners read a brief text describing the cardinal and intermediate directions, then fill in the compass themselves. They can get immediate feedback using the online tool. Keep in mind they can't use the abbreviations (S, SW, NE, etc.), as it will not count the answers as correct.
Incorporate the compass rose and bar scale in map studies using this analysis worksheet. A brief introduction gives students context on cardinal directions and the use of ratio on the bar scale. Two maps of Australia are used to answer 6 short-answer questions, which reference direction and measurement. Question 6 is tricky: students may wonder if it means in inches, or if they are to answer that the size of the continent doesn't change. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
A series of geometry worksheets have mathematicians constructing, dissecting, overlapping, and measuring as they analyze angles in various contexts. Learners use symmetry and reflections in a compass rose to write instructions on completing the drawing, dissect Sam Loyd's famous square, overlap shapes to create new ones, draw triangles using given information, experiment with adding up angles within shapes, and formulate the sum of the interior of a polygon. Answers provided.