**In this activity pupils explore some strange maps of the world that are drawn in a 'proportional' style and produce their own map of the UK, based on the time taken to make journeys from London to other cities rather than on distances.**The lesson starts with pupils discussing maps downloaded from the internet.

The activity can cover a range of objectives for Years 8 and 9:

- Using bearings to specify direction
- Identifying mathematical features of a context or problem
- Comparing mathematical representations
- Selecting appropriate procedures and tools
- Interpreting and combining measures into rates of change in everyday contexts (for example kilometres per hour, pence per metre)
- Using compound measures to compare values in everyday contexts (for example travel graphs and value for money)

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