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Backyard Graphing


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Backyard Graphing

In this math activity, learners will create a scale diagram of their backyard or other outdoor area on graph paper. This activity encourages learners to use models and pictures to relate concepts of ratio, proportion and percentage, as well as to make estimates and comparisons using common units of measurement.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Pencil
  • graph paper

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale
    • Number and Operations
    • Representation

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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