Education Technology

# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

• Math: Elementary Math: Geometry

K-5

60 Minutes

• ##### Device
• TI-10
• TI-15 Explorer™
• ##### Other Materials
This is Activity 15 from the EXPLORATIONS Book:
Uncovering Math with Manipulatives, the TI-10, and the TI-15 Explorer

The following materials are required for this activity:
• Ruler, string or measuring tape
• Pencils

## Map It!

#### Activity Overview

Students explore map making. Students read a story, identify the locations of different places in the story, decide the distance between each set of places in the story, and create a map with a legend.

#### Before the Activity

• See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
• Print student activity sheets page 75 from the attached PDF file for your class.

• #### During the Activity

Distribute the page to the class.

Follow the activity procedures:

• Select as book or story in which characters move from place to place and read it
• Create an imaginary map of the action in the story
• Create a legend with a scale for distances
• Identify at least three different locations from the story, determine the distances between those places on the map
• #### After the Activity

• Review student results
• As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
• Re-teach concepts as necessary