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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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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 ...

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Measures: similar solids

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

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Measures: scaling up solids

Compare the volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms before and after being scaled up (enlarged). Notice that 'similar solids' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different volumes. Explore the relationship between side length and volume when scaling up solids. This learning object is the fifth in a series ...

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Measures: scaling down solids

Compare the volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms before and after being scaled down (reduced). Notice that 'similar solids' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different volumes. Explore the relationship between side length and volume when scaling down solids. This learning object is the sixth in a series ...

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Measures: scaling surface area

Compare the surface area of cubes and rectangular prisms before and after being scaled up (enlarged) or scaled down (reduced). Notice that 'similar shapes' in the mathematical sense have the same shape but different surface areas. Explore the relationship between side length and surface area when scaling solids. This learning ...

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Measures: volumes

Compare the volumes of a range of rectangular prisms when scaling up (enlarging) side lengths by different ratios. Notice that the rectangular prisms are not similar in the mathematical sense, but it is possible to predict the effect on the volume produced by the scaling of the sides. Identify and describe the relationship ...