"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.
mThis 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.
kmCalculate the distance between Campfire Hollow and the Treasure Chest.
kmCalculate the distance between Boffin's Grave and the Lookout Point.
kmThis 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.
mThe diagonal of the pantry.
mThe diagonal of the house from the corner of the laundry to the corner of dining room.
mThis 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.
Give it a go!
Transum.org/go/?to=mapscales
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
"Apologies for the fact that the rotation of the measuring instruments does not work in older versions of Internet Explorer (version 8 and previous versions). Apologies also that this activity is not very functional on an iPad due to the lack of a shift key."
Fiona, St Johns Primary
Monday, August 19, 2019
"The ruler is inaccurate showing 2 cm as 1 cm.
[Transum: Thanks for your feedback Fiona. I have looked at the image of the ruler and to me it looks correct. Maybe you are referring to how big 1cm looks on your screen  that will depend on the size of your screen and the current zoom level. If projected onto a screen 1cm will be huge! Am I missing something do you think?]"
Joel John Leslie Wilson, Whakatane NZ
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
"The diagonal of the house from the corner of the laundry to the corner of dining room. we tried to answer this question about 75 times and we could not get the answer right. You should specify which corners we should measure rather than naming two rooms. Could you please tell us the answer to this question?
[Transum: Hi Joel, John, Leslie and Wilson. Seventy five attempts makes me think you are very determined. Well done. The question asks you to find diagonal of the house so that should give you a clue as to which corners of the rooms you should be using. I have just tried doing this question and got it right on my first attempt. I rotated the ruler so that I could measure the distance, in centimetres, from the bottom left corner of the laundry to the top right corner of the dining room (inside the walls). I multiplied this measurement by the scale factor of 250 then I divided by 100 to convert to metres. Finally I rounded my answer to one decimal place as instructed. Did you miss out one of these steps?]"