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Maps and Graphs with Miss Melberry
Grades 2 - 6

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In Level 1, Miss Melberry presents simple picture maps which show clearly that a map is in essence a small picture of the things around us. Students learn to recognize and find things on a map.
Level 2 features simple Mall Maps, Street Maps, and Road Maps which place greater emphasis on using a map key and scale of miles. Significant practice is also provided for determining direction.
At Level 3, Miss Melberry presents actual Road Maps, Historic Site Maps, and National Park Maps along with a variety of Weather Maps...90 maps in all.
At Level 4, students are given an added challenge. The student must seek each answer by referring to one or more of 8 available U.S. maps. The students have access to a Regions Map, Latitude and Longitude Map, Time Zone Map, Major Cities Map, Relief Map, Geopolitical Map, and more. When using large maps, students may zoom and scroll to locate positions. Students advance their map reading skills and greatly exercise their reference skills and independent problem solving skills.

Miss Melberry provides practice with picture graphs, bar graphs, circle graphs, line graphs, and double bar graphs. Choose to work on one or more graph types at either level 1 or level 2.
For all 110 graphs, the data is pulled from controlled variables at random. Therefore, though a student will likely see a specific graph more than one time, and may even have the same question repeated, it will be with different numbers. The bars, lines, and pie segments will also be different. It will not be possible to associate a specific answer with a given question. Varying data requires that a graph be read carefully even when a student "already had that one".

Program Options: Assign map work from Levels 1-4 starting with picture maps and advancing to thorough use of independent reference and map reading skills. When assigning graphs, set the type of graph(s) you would like included (picture, bar, circle, line, double bar), and choose Level 1 or Level 2.

Options and Easy Track: Set activity options for the whole class all at once or for any selected group or individual.

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Targeted Learning Objectives

Map Reading
The student ...

uses a map to determine cardinal and intermediate direction.

uses a scale of miles to determine distance.

interprets a legend on a given map.

uses a variety of maps (time zones, regions, long./lat., weather, political, road maps, etc.)

to answer questions and draw conclusions.


The student answers questions and draws conclusions referencing:

picture graphs.

bar graphs.

circle graphs.

line graphs.

double bar graphs.

Student Records: A summary screen provides feedback on student performance for the latest session, last 5 sessions, and cumulative work to date. Scores may be viewed as number right/total, as a percent, or as a letter grade. Student records may be printed. Open Easy Track for more detailed records. Compare individual records to class, grade level, or selected group averages. Assess graphs of student growth for any specific learning objective. A variety of charts and graphs may be customized and are available for printing.

Easy Track is included with all Micrograms programs.
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