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7th Grade - Scale in Maps


Explain and demonstrate how scale in maps and drawings shows relative size and distance. 0706.1.7

Links verified on 6/9/2014

  1. Guide to Map Scale - produced by The University of Arizona
  2. How Far - a quiz on distance using a statement of equivalency
  3. Index of topics and quizzes offered by David J. Leveson at CUNY in Brooklyn, NY
  4. Latitude and Longitude quiz - quiz that checks answers This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Map Reading Activities - practice reading maps using compasses, latitude, longitude and more This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. Map Scale - measuring distance on a map
  7. Map Scale - an explanation from the Compass Dude
  8. Map Scale Types - graphic, verbal, and fractional
  9. Map Skills Quiz - quiz to test knowledge of reading maps This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Mathematics of Cartography - several map activity from Cynthia Lanius
  11. National Atlas of the United States
  12. Scale and Direction on Maps - three maps, each map is at a different scale and expresses the scale in a different form
  13. Understanding Scale - a four-page handout (in .pdf format) with several maps included
  14. Using Map Scales - explanation of the process
  15. What do Maps Show - Several activities are presented to assist in teaching the concepts of reading maps. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  16. What is Map Scale - explanation of types of scales from an Australian site

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