Off the Scale—Measuring Up

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Scale up the travel plans. The last instructional activity of a seven-part unit on measurement has the class discuss where scales are useful. Pupils use map scales to calculate the distance between two cities. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members come up with the best method to find the distance between two cities on a map
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be familiar with scales
  • Requires state road maps

  • Provides questions for the class to gauge understanding
  • Includes an extension suggestion for creating a scale drawing

  • None
Common Core