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Map Scale and Ratios
Introduce you map scale and ratios lesson with this informative video. A student demonstrates how to properly use a scale on a map, as well as read a topographic map. This is a fantastic video to show during your map unit!
2 mins 3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 9 Downloads
Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, where students 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.
3rd - 5th Math 14 Views 132 Downloads
Maps- Looking at Map Scales
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.
8th - 9th Math 26 Views 128 Downloads
Paul Bunyan and Map Scales
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.
3rd Social Studies & History 7 Views 31 Downloads
Driving with Decimals/Mapping with Proportions
In this driving with decimals/mapping with proportions worksheet, 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.
4th - 6th Math 6 Views 88 Downloads
Introduce middle or high schoolers to topographic maps with this PowerPoint. After a review of longitude and latitude, display and describe contour lines and intervals. Also explain map scale. This is a useful presentation for a social studies or earth science class.
7th - 12th Science 9 Views 58 Downloads
Right Place, Right Time
Fourth graders complete mathematical word problems. They study the relationships among distance, speed, and time; and measure travel distances. They measure distances using a piece of string and a ruler and practice converting several measurements into miles using the map scale.
4th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Metrics And Measurements
Students 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 56 Downloads
Orienteering - Lesson 1 - Maps & Map Scales
Lesson 1 of 10 lessons in this orienteering unit is about maps and map scales. After all, orienteering is all about maps, compasses, and finding ones' way around. It is imperative to be able to read maps and understand the relevance of scale.
9th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 11 Downloads
Balancing the Scales: Understanding Ratios
Students 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.
5th - 8th Math 17 Views 146 Downloads
COME INTO MY PARLOR
Young scholars 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.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads