Scale and Unit Conversion



Scale is the relationship between a distance on a map and the corresponding distance in the real world. Scale can be represented in three different ways: graphically, in an equation form and using a representative fraction. For this lesson, students will apply the idea of scale as a representative fraction to understand conversion of units between a map and the actual area it represents.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12
Math and Maps
Massachusetts, United States
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