# 9.07 Using maps

Lesson

## Are you ready?

Let's review how to use a grid to describe a position.

What is the location of the ?

1. Column $\editable{}$ Row $\editable{}$

## Learn

Let's see how to interpret grid references to locate an object on a map, and also how to write grid references to describe a position. We look at a map of Tokyo, a city in Asia.

### Apply

##### Question 1

What are the grid coordinates for Tarrin?

1. B2

A

G2

B

D4

C

B2

A

G2

B

D4

C

## Learn

Now we look at a country map in Australia, and see how it differs to a map of a city.

### Apply

##### Question 2

This is a map of where Brad and Edward live. The side of a small square on the map represents $100$100 m.

1. Brad is on the corner of Top Lane and Mountain Way (map reference $C1$C1).

He walks $200$200 metres along Top Lane to Edward's house.

What is the map reference of Edward's house?

$E5$E5

A

$E2$E2

B

$D3$D3

C

$E5$E5

A

$E2$E2

B

$D3$D3

C

Remember!

The grid reference tells us how to find things on a map, or how to describe a location on a map. We always start with the letter, then the number. The scale on a map tells us how far something is in real life, and can be different on different maps.

### Outcomes

#### VCMMG172

Use simple scales, legends and directions to interpret information contained in basic maps