Spatial Math:Studying Scale: High Secondary
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Summary: In this lesson, you will use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to work with scale.
Objectives: Understand and practice using scale on maps, understand the relationship between scale, size, ratios, and fractions, use GIS to work with scale.
Scale is an important concept not only in making and using maps but also in everyday life. Scale on maps does not refer to how much the map weighs, but how detailed the map is, and what size map features can be seen on the map, such as countries, rivers, or cities. Scale helps us understand how large or small a phenomenon or an object is.