Reading distances on a map

In this lesson we will further develop our map skills by learning how to measure and calculate real-life distances on OS maps using scale.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Question 5

Q1.What is the rule for reading grid references?

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Q2.What is the correct way to write down a four-figure grid reference?

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Q3.On an OS Explorer map, how large is the area of one grid square?

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Q4.What is the four-figure grid reference for B

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Q5.What is the six-figure grid reference for the orange square?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is the rule for reading grid references?

1/5

Q2.What is the correct way to write down a four-figure grid reference?

2/5

Q3.On an OS Explorer map, how large is the area of one grid square?

3/5

Q4.What is the four-figure grid reference for B

4/5

Q5.What is the six-figure grid reference for the orange square?

5/5

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Reading distance on a map - Review Quiz

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Question 1

Question 2

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Question 5

Q1.What do you use to convert map distances into real-life distances on a map?

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Q2.On an OS Explorer map with a scale of 1 : 25 000 what is the real life distance between one grid line to the next?

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Q3.'As the crow flies' refers to what?

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Q4.What is the real life distance of 5 cm on an OS Explorer (1 : 25 000) Map?

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Q5.What is the six-figure grid reference of the golf course south from Saham Toney?

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Maps courtesy of Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright and databases 2020
 

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Reading distance on a map - Review Quiz

Complete this review quiz to test your knowledge on today's lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What do you use to convert map distances into real-life distances on a map?

1/5

Q2.On an OS Explorer map with a scale of 1 : 25 000 what is the real life distance between one grid line to the next?

2/5

Q3.'As the crow flies' refers to what?

3/5

Q4.What is the real life distance of 5 cm on an OS Explorer (1 : 25 000) Map?

4/5

Q5.What is the six-figure grid reference of the golf course south from Saham Toney?

5/5

Maps courtesy of Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright and databases 2020
 

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