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Lesson Plans

Standard 3
Students will understand attributes and properties of plane geometric objects and spatial relationships.
Objective 2
Specify locations using grids and maps.

USOE-Approved Lesson Plans
• Dino Detectives
Students will learn about prehistoric life in Utah.
• Fly on the Ceiling
Students will play a variety of games to help them understand coordinates.
• How Big is a Dinosaur?
Using a grid, students will help create an enlarged replica of a stegosaurus drawing.
• Map Scale and the Pioneer Journey
Using a map, ruler and calculator, determine the distance the pioneers traveled from Nauvoo, Ill. to the Salt Lake Valley.
• Mapping It Out
This activity will help students learn about Utah's environments, temperature, elevation and rainfall.
• Math 4 - Act. 16: Defining: Cylinders, Cubes, & Prisms
This activity is intended to give students experience looking at solids and sorting them by their attributes.
• Where Are the Points?
The students will be able to find coordinates on a Cartesian coordinate grid, give coordinates to items on a grid, locate regions on a map of Utah, and tell the class the regions on a map of Utah in the first quadrant of the coordinate grid.

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