Scale and Distance in Maps

How to Use Maps

Without a scale, the people reading a map could only hazard a guess as to whether the distance between two points on it is a matter of a few hundred feet or a few hundred miles. This useful book teaches kids how to use a map scale to determine distance, both as the crow flies and based on a particular route. It also discusses working with map grids and using a map to plan a trip.

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Series Review: How to Use MapsThese books give students a solid background for understanding the world of cartography. Each title describes the basic concepts. The series adequately explains the elements of maps and map reading. ... Teachers should rely on their state standards or core standards to determine which book to start with.Library Media Connection
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ISBN: 978-1-4488-6270-2
Author: Julia J. Quinlan
Copyright: 2012
Reading Level: Grades 2-3
Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Lexile: 850L
Dimensions: 8" x 8"