Where is Dupont Circle?

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Did you know a map is just a large coordinate plane with many lines and points and intersections? Help your classes see this connection using the activity. Learners analyze a map and determine the latitude and longitude coordinates of a location. They are given linear equations of the roads leading to the location and need to find the intersection. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Adjust the task to locate the school or another landmark of interest for pupils
Classroom Considerations

  • Needed materials include chart paper, graph paper, rulers, and computer with access to Google Earth
  • Learners should be proficient with reading and graphing linear equations
Pros

  • Provides strategies to differentiate within the activity
  • Includes an opening and closing activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core