Escape from the Zombie Apocalypse - Exploring Quadrilaterals through Google Maps and Google Earth

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Prepare for the zombie apocalypse ... by studying quadrilaterals? Given a map of an imaginary town, scholars identify quadrilaterals created by streets. They then use Google Earth and Google Maps to find parallelograms, rectangles, squares, and trapezoids formed by real city streets. As a culminating activity, they consider quarantine zones in the shape of quadrilaterals for a zombie apocalypse.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners investigate maps of local areas of interest to make the task more relevant
Classroom Considerations
  • Access to Google Earth and Google Maps is necessary
  • Pupils must be familiar with the properties of different types of quadrilaterals
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Provides student worksheets for practice
  • Includes rubrics for each part of the activity
Cons
  • None
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