GEOGRAPHY 4 FIGURE GRID REFERENCES This activity will help you to support your child to... Read and write four-figure grid references using an Ordnance Survey map.
GEOGRAPHY 4 FIGURE GRID REFERENCES Read this explanation... Ordnance Survey maps are covered by numbered grids. These help us pinpoint places more easily. Map courtesy of the Ordnance Survey- http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/getamap/
GEOGRAPHY 4 FIGURE GRID REFERENCES Read this explanation... If a place is given a number, 4323, it is called a grid reference. The first two digits (43) are called the Eastings, they found along the bottom and top of a map. The second two digits (23) are called the Northings, they are found along the side of the map.
GEOGRAPHY 4 FIGURE GRID REFERENCES Read this explanation... To find the grid reference 4421- First place a finger on line 44 of the Eastings. Place a second finger on line 21 of the Northings. Draw your fingers together, the square you are looking for is North- East of where the two lines cross.
GEOGRAPHY 4 FIGURE GRID REFERENCES Try this activity... Note the four figure grid references of the five coloured dots below.
GEOGRAPHY 4 FIGURE GRID REFERENCES How successful were you? 4120 4322 4224 4325 4522
GEOGRAPHY 4 FIGURE GRID REFERENCES Challenge your child and take their learning to the next level... The Ordnance Survey Map Zone has a number of interactive activities for developing basic map skills. Click on the logo below.