Thinking Quantitatively Project 3: Campus Map
You must create a scale drawing of your campus which will fit on an 8 by 11 piece of paper. To do this you will have to measure distances between landmarks by first measuring your stride and then counting the strides between landmarks.
- Find a long hallway with 1 foot square tiles (or some other size that you can measure). Measure how far you walk in 5 strides, then do 10 strides, and then do 20 strides. Compute the feet per stride for each of these 3 measurements.
- Average the three rates from part 1 and use this average rate to measure the distance between landmarks.
- Choose 7 landmarks on campus that you will include in your drawing (you must include the building we have class in!).
- Now walk the distance between landmarks and use your stride rate to estimate distances.
- Choose an appropriate scale.
- Make a scale drawing of campus that fits nicely on an 8 by 11 piece of paper.
- You will be graded on accuracy of your scale and neatness of your drawing.
- Bonus points for the most interesting landmark, farthest landmark, most accurate map, and best map overall.
- You MUST walk to all landmarks, driving around is considered cheating and will result in severe penalties.