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BBC Landscapes: map skills - scale

This interactive resource engages students in mapping activities with the focus on map scales and their uses. Students are introduced to the representation of scales via text descriptions and demonstrate their learning by responding to multiple-choice questions. This resource is one of a series of online resources from ...

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Orienteering: using a map and compass

Orienteering requires knowledge of directions, an ability to read a map and the use of a magnetic compass. Find out about the basics of orienteering.

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Drawing a floor plan

How do we know what a house will look like before it is built? Discover how house plans work by looking at the design of a house that Hugo's family is going to build. See how a floor plan shows the room layout. See drawings of what the house will look like from different views.

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Small scale measurements

What units of measurements do we use to describe incredibly small things like blood cells and atoms? Watch as you are taken on a journey to explain the different units of measurement that we use to describe the very small.

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Scatter plots: about scatter plots

Find out what a scatter plot is and how it can be used to investigate relationships between two variables. Examine data for a pair of variables such as a person's height at the age of 2 and their height at the age of 22. Look at the data plotted on a graph. Notice how a line of best fit is used to identify if there is a ...

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Scatter plots: create your own data

Find out what a scatter plot is and how it can be used to investigate relationships between two variables. Gather and analyse data for a pair of variables such as hand span and foot length. Enter your data set and plot it on a graph. Use a line of best fit to identify if there is a positive or negative relationship between ...

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Exploring ratios and proportions

Explore ratios by comparing the dimensions of two rectangles. Choose a scale to enlarge the smaller shape and identify whether its sides are proportional to those of the larger rectangle. For example, a rectangle with sides in the ratio 4:5 has an equivalent ratio to a rectangle with sides in the ratio 12:15. Watch a video ...

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Exploring powers of 10

Examine a table of numbers expressed using base 10 exponents. Look at their equivalents expressed in other numeric formats such as expanded values and fractional exponents. Arrange the numbers within each group in descending order of magnitude. Use a scalable viewer to examine a scene within a valley in Canada. Look at ...

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Exploring dilations

Explore dilations by transforming shapes such as triangles and rectangles. Choose a scale factor and position a shape and dilation centre. Notice how the coordinates of the dilation image are related to the original image. Look at how scale factors enlarge or reduce the size of a shape. Identify a scale factor used to dilate ...

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EagleCat: scale it

Explore changes in area when a shape is acted on by a scale factor. Examine changes in volume when an object is acted on by a scale factor. Analyse the changes using whole numbers.

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Scale matters: tenths

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as tenths. Look at a pair of numbers such as 29.7 and 30.2 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. Apply a marked ...

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Scale matters: tens of thousands

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as tens of thousands. Look at a pair of numbers such as 70,000 and 120,000 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. ...

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Scale matters: hundredths

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as hundredths. Look at a pair of numbers such as 8.97 and 9.12 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. Apply a marked ...

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Scale matters: simple units

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as ones, tens or hundreds. Look at a pair of numbers such as 900 and 1200 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. ...

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Scale matters: ones

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as ones. Look at a pair of numbers such as 28 and 32 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. Apply a marked scale ...

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Scale matters: tens

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as tens. Look at a pair of numbers such as 90 and 120 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. Apply a marked scale ...

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Scale matters: hundreds

Explore the use of scale on a number line. Select a ruler displaying a helpful scale such as hundreds. Look at a pair of numbers such as 900 and 1200 marked on a number line. Identify the number corresponding to another point. Or locate another point on the number line to complete a series of three numbers. Apply a marked ...

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Measures: similar shapes

Compare the sizes and angles of a range of triangles, squares and rectangles. Notice that 'similar shapes' in the mathematical sense have the same shape and possibly different sizes. Corresponding sides are in proportion, and corresponding angles are equal. Identify shapes that are similar and create shapes similar to given ...

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Measures: scaling up

Compare the areas of squares, rectangles and triangles before and after being scaled up (enlarged). Notice that 'similar shapes' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different areas. Explore the relationship between side-length enlargement and area enlargement when scaling up shapes. This learning object is ...

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Measures: scaling down

Compare the areas of squares, rectangles and triangles before and after being scaled down (reduced). Notice that 'similar shapes' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different areas. Explore the relationship between side-length reduction and area reduction when scaling down shapes. This learning object is ...