Who Can Make the Best Coordinate System?

This Who Can Make the Best Coordinate System? activity & project also includes:

Working with a map that does not have a coordinate system on it, small, collaborative teams must come up with a coordinate system for their map. Groups then explain their coordinate structure to the class.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a map of your local area that does not have any coordinates on it
Classroom Considerations

  • Create groups so that everyone actively participates in the decision making
  • Print maps large enough so all can see the details
  • The third part in a nine-part series
Pros

  • The background information provides a history of coordinate systems used
  • Provides assessments to use before, during, and after the activity
Cons

  • 8.F.A.1 might not be the best math alignment available
Common Core