Test your understanding of map scales expressed as ratios with this self marking quiz.
This is level 1: straight-forward questions about map scales expressed as ratios You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct and you do this activity online.
* Questions involving the map of the world do not take into account the curvature of the earth. That's a little too advanced for this exercise on map scales!
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Level 1 - Straight-forward questions about map scales expressed as ratios
Level 2 - More complex questions including the calculation of areas.
Exam Style questions are in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions and worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.
More on Ratio including lesson Starters, visual aids and investigations.
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