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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.

Curriculum Information For Resource

 Snapshot Grade Level(s): 5, 6, 7, 8 Curriculum Areas: MathematicsHistory/Social ScienceEconomicsGeography Themes/Keywords: Maps Math

Vocabulary
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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