# Measuring distance

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Last updated: 15/11/2023
Contributor: Teachit team
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Key stage
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Geographical applications and skills: Map skills
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Worksheet

This resource focuses on how to use a scale on a map for measuring distance in a straight line, or ‘as the crow flies’. It is a simple resource on distance measurement that helps students to understand how to convert distances on maps to real-life distances, making it ideal for practising numerical skills at key stage 3 as well as map skills.

Students complete a series of activities using a map of the Isle of Man, converting centimetres to kilometres. Teaching notes with answers are included within the resource.

An extract from the worksheet:

2. How wide is the Isle of Man at its widest point?

3. What is the distance between the cities:

• Douglas and Ramsey?
• Peel and Castletown?

4. If you were to draw a line joining all four cities, what would this distance be?

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This helps alot

12/10/2022

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24/09/2020

This helps alot

12/10/2022

m m

05/06/2021

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28/04/2020

This is useful when given as a short skills focus. I used it with my Year 10s when introducing mapwork and also with my Year 11's as a revision lesson. Thank you for it.

Ava Khalfaoui

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