A WebQuest for Advanced Math Students
"Where in the world are you?" Today it is common to see people talking
on their cell phones describing to the person on the other end where they are and what
they see. Our location in the world is described using different methods. This
activity is designed for you to learn about basic navigation; the science of knowing and
describing where you are and determining which way to travel to get to where you are
1. Create a web page using Netscape Composer summarizing the following aspects of navigation:
A. Methods of describing location, including Latitude and Longitude, UTM coordinates, and one other method.
B. Illustrate the tools of navigation, starting with the earliest tools up through modern tools. Include a brief description of what the tools were used for and how they worked.
2. Build one of the tools from 1B above and
design an activity for fellow students to do outside that will demonstrate the use of the
Follow these steps as you proceed:
Describe to the learners how their performance will be evaluated. Specify whether there will be a common grade for group work vs. individual grades.
After you finish this WebQuest you should be able to:
1. Describe your location as well as pinpoint someone else's location when they use one of the methods above.
2. Use an ancient tool of navigation to determine what it is designed to show you.
Last updated on August 15, 1999. Based on a template from The WebQuest Page