Shapes: Maps and plans

You use plans to make accurate scale drawings of rooms or places. Maps are helpful for finding your way around a location.

Quick tips for tutors

Maps and plans includes:

  • Understanding different types of maps, diagrams and plans
  • The different scale and labels on maps and plans
  • Learning how to draw a plan and how to arrange items on a plan
  • Calculating the distance between points on a map using scale
  • Understanding how measurements are represented in a plan of a room
  • Calculating distance measurements represented in maps and room plans

Downloadable Factsheets

Diagrams and maps
Plans: garden example
Maps and scale

Downloadable Worksheets

Maps exercise
Reading a simple plan
Garden plans

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