Use Google Maps to Teach Math

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Capture the engagement of young mathematicians with this upper-elementary math lesson on measuring time and distance. Using Google Maps, students first measure and compare the distance and time it takes to travel between different locations, before eventually planning out their very own road trips.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Integrate this lesson into a series on measuring time and distance in the upper-elementary grade levels
  • With older students, adapt this lesson to teaching about rates and and the concept of scale
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires that each student or pair of students has access to a device that is connected to the Internet
Pros

  • Resource uses technology to engage children in learning about elapsed time and distance
  • Provides options for different learning activities to include in the teaching of this lesson
  • Offers suggestions for adapting this lesson to meet the needs of all learners
Cons

  • Requires the teacher to create their own rubric for assessing student learning