Math in Our World: Map Maker
Jack made a map of his neighborhood!
He wrote the addresses on some of the houses, but he doesn’t know the addresses for all of his neighbors.
- Use pictures, models, or numbers to show what is happening.
- What do you notice? What do you wonder?
- What math questions can you ask about this situation? Answer all the questions you can!
- Think of each street as a number line. Some number lines go across from side to side. Some of them go up and down!
- Look for a number pattern on Oak Street.
- Look for a different number pattern on Pine Street.
- Use the patterns to find the unknown addresses.
- Show your work to someone else, and explain your thinking. Did they understand?
- Ask if they have any other questions you can answer!
Make your own map like this one. It might be a map of the houses in your neighborhood or some buildings in your town. If you live in an apartment building, it can be a map of the apartments on your floor. Label the addresses or apartment numbers. Do you notice any patterns? Make a story problem about your map!