These worksheets are designed to assist students in grade 4-7 with:
-Learning how to interpret information on maps/representations of data.
-Learning how to use a scale diagram to measure distance on a map.
The worksheets utilises stage and course maps from the Tour de France. They include:
-Detailed explanations of how to interpret stage and course maps (including annotated diagrams).
-Worked examples of how to use scale to measure distance (using both metric and imperial forms of measurement)
-3 x worksheets for stage maps: students practice measuring distance travelled and differences in elevation.
-2 x worksheets for the course map: students practice using scale to measure the distance 'as the crow flies', comparing that to the distance travelled by riders on the TDF and calculating the difference in distance.
These worksheets would suit a mathematics class on measurement or a geography class on mapping/scale.
Two documents are included in the zip file:
TOUR DE FRANCE_Mapping and measurement worksheets: This contains the explanations, worked examples and student worksheets.
TOUR DE FRANCE_Course map: This is the course map that is required to complete the two scale worksheets.
Depending on the age of your students, these worksheets would take 2-3 lessons, assuming a lesson is 50 minutes long.