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Visit this site: http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/pres/map/

Author:Cynthia Lanius
Description: A map is a set of points, lines, and areas all defined both by position with reference to a coordinate system and by non-spatial attributes. These pages discuss how maps are used, give examples of different kinds of maps, and cover map history and math topics - lines, points, areas, coordinates, etc., in particular scale, coordinate systems, and projection. Also Problems, Resources, Careers in mapmaking, Teachers' Notes, and References.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Ratio/Proportion, Geometry, Coordinate Plane Geometry, History and Biography, Graphing of Functions, Geography
Math Ed Topics: Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies

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