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MapStats for Kids Games

These interactive games--Paint the Map, Farmland, Network Challenge, Market Manager, and Data to Graphics--challenge students to use math and geography skills. Glossaries of math and statistics concepts are also provided.

Published by FedStats in 2007

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Grade Level(s):5, 6, 7, 8
Curriculum Areas:Mathematics
History/Social Science
Themes/Keywords: Maps

economics, farmland, scale, maps, globe, statistics, graphs, table, mean, median, mode, charts

Essential Question(s)
1. What should be considered when clearly showing comparative data?

Discussion Question(s)
1. How has the amount of farmland changed over time in the U.S.?
2. How does the population of children compare across the country?
3. What are important statistics to collect?

Extension and Activities
1. Encourage students to create a game for younger children using the vocabulary from this site.
2. Have students explore the different levels of play in these games and discuss the differences.
3. Suggest that students explore the games at this website and then design some of their own using different sets of statistics.

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Osceola High School - Pinellas, Florida

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