Distance and Direction on Maps

Click on  the maps below to link to the exercises. Each map is at a different scale and expresses the scale in a different form: bar scale, statement of equivalency and representative fraction. Before you start the exercises you can click on the buttons below to review the concept of scale, how to convert units, convert fractions to decimals and/or use a protractor.


Map of Lower Manhattan

Scale As:

Graphical Bar Scale

Map of the Northeast US

Scale As:

Statement of Equivalency

Map of the Western US

Scale As:

Representative Fraction

© 2002 Wayne G. Powell