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**Map reading made easy peasy leaflet - English version**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/easypeasy.pdf

A colourful step-by-step guide to all the main skills required for reading a map - suitable for Key Stages 3 and 4.

*For geography and maths curriculum applications, see below.

**Map reading made easy peasy leaflet - Welsh version**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/Darllen_map_heb_drafferth.pdf

A colourful step-by-step guide to all the main skills required, by Welsh-speaking students, for reading a map - suitable for Key Stages 3 and 4.

*For geography and maths curriculum applications, see below.

**Start mapping (folding maps)**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitystartingmapping.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitystartingmapping.doc

Visual instructions to help with folding paper maps - ideal for all Key Stages - printable resource from Homework Help MapAbility section. Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

*For geography and maths curriculum applications, see below.

**Map symbols**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitymapsymbols.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitymapsymbols50k.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitymapsymbols.doc

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitymapsymbols50k.doc

Map symbols sheets (for 1:25 000 and 1:50 000 scales) - printable resource from Homework Help MapAbility section. Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

*For geography and maths curriculum applications, see below.

**Compasses and directions**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitycompassesanddirections.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitycompassesanddirections.doc

A 16-point compass visual to help learn the points of the compass - printable resource from Homework Help MapAbility section. Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

For maths applications: Useful for comparing compass directions to bearings. KS3 Framework Objective: Extend the range of measures used to angle measures and bearings - years 8 and 9 page, 233.

*For geography and maths curriculum applications, see below.

**Grid references**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitygridreferences.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitygridreferences.doc

Four-figure and six-figure quick reference guide to grid references - printable resource from Homework Help MapAbility section. Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

For maths applications: KS3 Framework Objective: Use coordinates in all four quadrants - years 7, 8 and 9, pages 218 and 219.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

**Understanding scale
**PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilityunderstandingscale.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilityunderstandingscale.doc

Visual aid to different scale maps, ranging from large scale through to small scale - printable resource from Homework Help MapAbility section. Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

For maths applications: KS3 Framework Objective: Use and interpret maps and scale drawings - years 8 and 9, page 217.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

**Measuring distance**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitymeasuringdistance.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitymeasuringdistance.doc

Paper and string methods of measuring distance on paper maps - printable resource from Homework Help MapAbility section. Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

For maths applications: KS3 Framework Objective: use and interpret maps and scale drawings Years 8 & 9 page 217.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

**Relief and contour lines**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilityreliefandcontourlines.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilityreliefandcontourlines.doc

Visuals to help learn how contour lines represent features such as U-shaped valleys and cliffs: also includes details on Naismith's rule - printable resource from Homework Help MapAbility section. Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

For maths applications: Naismith's rule gives an opportunity for investigation of KS3 Framework Objective: Solve word problems and investigate in a variety of contexts - years 8 and 9, pages 17 to 19.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

**Compass bearings**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitycompassbearings.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/mapabilitycompassbearings.doc

Advice on taking a bearing, including details on a compass - printable resource from Homework Help MapAbility section. Suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4.

For maths applications: KS3 Framework Objective: Extend the range of measures used to angle measures and bearings - years 8 and 9, page 233.

*For geography curriculum applications, see below.

**TeacherZone**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/teacherzone.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/teacherzone.doc

Information for teachers about using the Homework Help site on MapZone.

**Questions**

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/questions.pdf

PagesHomeworkHelp/docs/ questions.doc

Frequently asked questions about the Homework Help site on MapZone.

*Curriculum applications notes:

• KS2 and 3 Geography - 2c: To use globes, atlases and maps at a range of scales, including Ordnance Survey maps at 1:25 000 and 1:50 000 scales.

• All GCSE syllabuses require students to be familiar with Ordnance Survey maps at these scales so this section will be of immense use to many students.

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