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Scale and Unit Conversion (HS)

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Grade Level High School
Location Massachusetts
Time Period
Topic Math and Maps

Overview

Scale is the relationship between a distance on a map and the corresponding distance in the real world. Scale can be represented in three different ways: graphically, in an equation form and using a representative fraction. For this lesson, students will apply the idea of scale as a representative fraction to understand conversion of units between a map and the actual area it represents.

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