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Second graders use a map scale to determine distances between cities in the state of Florida.
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson plan, where learners crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions.  Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math skills needed to create a related map scale. By observing a variety of authentic cave maps and create their own cave map representing the classroom cave students can solve and write related story problems.
Third graders review spatial sense learned in grades one and two. They measure distances using map scales. They use atlases, and on-line sources to find geographical information.
Young scholars engage in a study of measuring distances between geographical locations on a map. They are able to define and use the map scale in conjunction with the metric system. For this lesson they make their own maps and measure the distances.
Students discover how to use maps and why they are important when using a map. They calculate distance using a map scale and time using travel speed and a map scale.
Middle schoolers work together to practice reading map distances. They explore using the map scales and how to determine how much area the scale covers. They create their own cavern to end the lesson.
Learners are introduced to the concept of ratios. In groups, they convert sets of numbers into a ratio. After practicing, they use the ratios and proportions to solve story problems. They also calculate map distances and discover map scales.
Learners interpret a map scale to measure the space in a milking parlor. They reveiw the process of using a map scale to calculate distances. Students are given worksheets, they read the information in the box together. They draw an aerial view of their classroom. Learners decide what scale measurement they are going to use to reflect the size of the classroom.
Students practice determining map distances using the map scales. They discover how much an area represents on the map in relation to the actual area. They decide on the best place to build their cavern.
Fourth graders explore the evolution of dairy farming and the invention of milking machines. They read a map scale and calculate distances and then draw an aerial view of their classroom using scale measurement. Math problems containing dairy farming facts are provided for additional practice.
Students examine how to determine the length and width of a rectangle when given the area of a rectangle and apply the map scale to create a cavern area. They cut out rectangular paper pieces to represent caverns to scale with maps.
In this map scale worksheet, students examine how to convert measurements on a map. They read 5 examples before completing 8 multi-step conversion problems. They insert the answers in an online version of the worksheet to determine if their answers are correct.
Fourth graders, using a map, ruler and calculator, determine the distance the pioneers traveled from Nauvoo, Ill. to the Salt Lake Valley.
Third graders read Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan and use the maps in the story to relate to maps in their hands and shown how to use map scales. In this maps lesson plan, 3rd graders measure the miles traveled from one place to another using a map scale.
Fourth graders use a map, ruler and calculato to determine the distance the pioneers traveled from Nauvoo, Ill. to the Salt Lake Valley.
Students track a sports team across the country. They use a map scale to calculate the number of miles traveled by their sports team on a trip, conduct Internet research, and calculate how much it would cost them to go along on the trip.
An interesting cross-curricular instructional activity on dairy farming awaits your students. Elements of language arts, math, social studies, and agriculture are all present. Many excellent worksheets and a good article on dairy farming are included in this fine plan.
In this driving with decimals/mapping with proportions instructional activity, students solve word problems using a map scale in decimals to determine distances in miles and lengths of travel times. Students solve six problems and a bonus opportunity.
Students complete the lesson, "Tout le monde est a table," and calculate in miles and kilometers using the world map scale, the distance each product has traveled. They record the distances on graphs and calcuate how long it took by plane for the product to reach its final destination.
Students use transportation routes existing in 1835 to plot a shipping route from Boston to Cincinnati. They use the map scale to measure distances and plot a trip.

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