Maps/ Scales and Conversions
In this math instructional activity, students look for the actual values for the measurements of distance. The answers are found on page three.
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Getting Us From One Place to Another
Use maps of your local area to teach and connect to real-world applications of ratio reasoning and scale. Teach your young mathematicians how to convert measurements: an inch equals a certain amount of miles. Start out with a simple...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Our Solar System - Comparing Planetary Travel Distances
NASA presents a mini-unit on distances in our solar system. It incorporates scientific concepts of gravity, mass, density, and payload while your aspiring astronauts also employ mathematics skills. They calculate speed, they determine...
7th - 8th Math
Driving with Decimals/Mapping with Proportions
In this driving with decimals/mapping with proportions worksheet, learners 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
The Road to Proportional Reasoning
Just how big would it really be? Young mathematicians determine if different toys are proportional and if their scale is accurate. They solve problems relating scale along with volume and surface area using manipulatives. The last day of...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the Hudson in 1609
While this lesson focuses on a study of the Hudson River, it could be used as a template for a discussion of map skills, converting measurements, and plotting a route. The lesson includes vocabulary and other resources to make it a...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Make a Scale Map of Your Bedroom
Students explore scaling by participating in a mapping activity. For this scale measurement lesson, students discuss the purpose of creating scale models or drawings and measure the geometric shapes in their own room. Students utilize...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts