Maps: Location, Scale & Orientation

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In technical terms, what do maps do?

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1. If I'm trying to identify a specific point in physical space using a map, what am I trying to find?

2. What does the scale of a map tell us?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and matching worksheet, you can see what you know about maps. Components of maps are addressed on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Thanks to these tools, you can see what you know about the following topics:

  • Purpose of a map's scale
  • Roles of a map's compass rose
  • Benefits of using a map
  • Term referring to finding a specific point on a map

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the purpose of reading a map
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about the design of a map's scale
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about maps in a different light

Additional Learning

The lesson called Maps: Location, Scale & Orientation can be used to help you learn more about maps. You can also use this lesson to examine these additional topics:

  • Different forms of maps
  • Ways to read a map
  • Components of maps
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