"Measure line segments and angles in geometric figures, including interpreting scale drawings."
This is the scale drawing of a room. The scale is 1 centimetre represents 1 metre. Use the ruler to measure the length of the room then work out the length of the real room in metres to one decimal place.m
This is the scale drawing of Trapezium Park. Use the protractor to measure the acute angle of the corner of the park by the rose garden. Give your answer to the nearest whole number.o
This is a map of Transum Island. The scale is 1:100000. Give your answers in kilometers to one decimal place.
Calculate the distance between Clear Spring and Lightening Tree.km
Calculate the distance between Campfire Hollow and the Treasure Chest.km
Calculate the distance between Boffin's Grave and the Lookout Point.km
This is the floor plan of a house. Measure the internal angle between the walls at the corner of the house by the rose bush.o
Measure the obtuse external angle between the walls
near the pool.
This is a house floor plan with a scale of 1:250. Calculate the following lengths in the actual house to 1 decimal place.
The diagonal of the family room.m
The diagonal of the pantry.m
The diagonal of the house from the corner of the laundry to the corner of dining room.m
This is a student entry to NASA's Lunar Research Station Design Challenge. Measure the acute angle of the room where the kitchen is.o
Measure the obtuse external angle between the walls at the back of the storage area in the dorm nearest the treadmill.o
Test your understanding of map scales expressed as ratios with this online exercise. There are two levels to try and trophies available.
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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.
When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.
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Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths page is an alphabetical list of free activities designed for students in Secondary/High school.
Are you looking for something specific? An exercise to supplement the topic you are studying at school at the moment perhaps. Navigate using our Maths Map to find exercises, puzzles and Maths lesson starters grouped by topic.
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