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State Champions

A+ Maps, Graphs & Charts

Grades 5-8

The maps, graphs & charts contest is designed to help students learn to get information from a variety of maps, graphs and charts including world maps, pie charts, bar charts and local area maps. The objective test will measure skills such as using a reference book to locate information, making comparisons, estimating and approximating, using scale and interpreting grid systems, legends and keys.

Students will be given an objective test containing approximately 75 multiple choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions which must be answered in 45 minutes.

There will be one additional transition year for atlases in 2008-09, so test writers will check all atlas questions against both the new 2008 editon and the previous 2003-05 edition of the Nystrom Desk Atlas. Beginning in 2009-10, only the 2008 edition will be use in test preparation. Students may also use any other atlas they choose, but the test questions are written using this source.

Source for Official Atlas

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