This activity encourages students to accurately use map scale to plan a round-trip throughout the United States. Students will use higher-thinking skills to calculate distances, mileage, driving times, and gas costs. You students will have a blast with this activity and will find ownership in their work. Instructions include great tips on how to use yarn to teach students to calculate distances on a road map.
This lesson will require each team have a large laminated road map that can be purchased through or donated by your local stores, such as Walmart or Target.
If you have a way to make poster-sized maps, you can google road maps of America and there are many that can be found.