Compss Rose Activity. This interactive activity will help you as the teacher know what to say, what to show, and what to have students do to help them better understand the basics of a Compass Rose and even raise them to the level of understanding a complicated 32-point detailed Compass Rose.
Included in this product are 19 pages (with title page) of a script for you as the teacher to say to your students while you are showing them your compass rose that you are building; preferably with the use of a document camera, but copying on a whiteboard or chalkboard would work just as well as long as you follow the script.
A worksheet with 10 problems for them to solve using their 16-point Compass Rose is provided with an answer key. Finally, the 32-point Compass Rose can be taught following the script to show them how to get to an even more detailed set of directions using their Compass Rose.
A series of compass roses are available in this product as well that can be printed for each student if you feel it would be easier for them to use. They could be put into a packet for students to use. The first consist of the four Cardinal Directions of N, E, S, and W. The second is of the Intercardinal Directions of N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, and NW. The third is for the directions N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW, and NNW. A fourth template is used to create the 32-point compass rose.
Finally a quiz is provided that you can use a formal (Summative) or informal (Formative) assessment to see if your students can accurately label a 32-point compass rose when given the entire template with only the label "N" present to give them a starting point of "North."
This has worked very well for my students over the course of my career and I believe that if you do a dry-run through this first so you make sure you understand the 32-point Compass Rose you will see your students rise to the level of understanding you are striving for.
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