Map Making
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)
The activity provides opportunities for whole class discussion, pair work and using ICT.

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