How do you teach grid referencing?
How do you teach grid referencing?
In a grid reference, we give the eastings first and then the northings. That means that when you find your point on the map, you must go along to the east first and then move up second. Some people remember the order by saying ‘along the corridor and up the stairs’!
What is grid reference ks2?
A grid reference tells you where something is on a map. The 1st letter or number tells you how far across the map something is. The 2nd letter or number tells you how far up the map something is.
Can you put grid references into Google Maps?
To use Google Maps position the map and, using the zoom tool on the left-hand side of the screen, zoom in to the maximum level to find the place for which you want a Grid Reference. Then either: Click “Grid Reference Tools” and choose “Get Grid Reference from Map”. The map will centre on the place name, if found.
How do I find a Grid Reference location?
Click on the ‘Find by Grid Reference’ menu option, this will display the Go To Location search box. Enter in the X and Y co-ordinates (Eastings and Northings) in to the relevant boxes and click ‘Go’. The selected location should now be shown in the middle of map window.
How do I find a grid reference location?
How do you read a grid reference on a map?
- Start at the left-hand side of the map and go east until you get to the bottom-left-hand corner of the square you want. Write this number down.
- Move north until you get to the bottom-left corner of the square you want.
What is a 4 digit grid reference?
A 4-figure grid reference contains 4 numbers. For example, you might be given the number 3422. The first two numbers are called the easting, which is the number you would look for at the bottom of the map. Your grandfather gives you the 4-figure grid reference 1331.
How do you find a 4 and 6 grid reference?
Things to remember:
- First, find the four-figure grid reference but leave a space after the first two digits.
- Estimate or measure how many tenths across the grid square your symbol lies.
- Next, estimate how many tenths up the grid square your symbol lies.
- You now have a six figure grid reference.
How to help your students read grid references?
Build your students’ ability to read four-figure to six-figure grid references before applying their skills to reading OS maps. Read More… Please Sign In or Join for FREE to suggest a change for this resource.
How can students make their own grid map?
Students create their own grid map using a grid reference with instructions to find certain places or locations. The map should be of the classroom of the playground. Discuss the importance of placing items in a single row and column so they can be easily located. Annotation of student grid maps of the classroom or playground.
How to read grid references in OS maps?
Created in collaboration with the Geographical Association, this lesson pack helps students to learn how to read four-figure and six-figure grid references on maps. Build your students’ ability to read four-figure to six-figure grid references before applying their skills to reading OS maps. Read More…
How many figures are in a grid reference?
Explain that grid references have a two letter code, as well as four figures to define the grid square, and two more to show the exact location within that grid square. Practise finding places on an OS map using six-figure grid references.