Map Skills | Project Based Learning | Geometry | Printable & Digital | Google

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The Owl Teacher
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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Have your students demonstrate their understanding of many different math concepts while designing a map of their own town! This hands-on math activity is a project that will definitely engage your students.

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Objective: To demonstrate an understanding of geometric terms and measurement. Students will be designing and drawing a map that will incorporate many mathematical concepts.

The following concepts will be covered through this project-based learning activity:

  • Partitioning shapes into equal areas of 4 and 8
  • Regular polygons - pentagon, hexagon, octagon
  • Irregular polygon
  • The three triangles - equilateral triangle, scalene triangle, and isosceles
  • Quadrilaterals - trapezoid, rhombus, parallelogram, rectangle, and square
  • Arrays
  • Congruent figures
  • Lines of symmetry
  • Line segments, rays, lines
  • Parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and intersecting lines
  • Obtuse, acute, and right angle (no degrees)
  • Measuring length (some with fractions others without)
  • Map skills (compass, scale, legend, title, etc)
  • Coordinate graphing (optional to create an index)
  • Perimeter (optional)

The following materials are included:

  • Teacher's instructions and guide
  • Student step-by-step directions - both in metric and standard units
  • Student Checklist
  • Student idea sheet
  • Rubric
  • Practice/math sheets
  • Map materials
  • Editable versions (Powerpoint & Google Slides) so that you can choose what your students need to focus on!)

It is recommended (though not required) that students have access to a math reference book and if possible, geometric stencils or templates. Information is included in the teacher's guide regarding this.

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Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units-whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.
Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.
Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement:


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