Google My Maps Part 3: Lines and Shapes

There are so many learning opportunities with the lines and shapes feature of My Maps. We are currently adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. It gets really boring doing problems from a book. In the coming days, I plan to create a Hypermap with lines – making sure the distance will be a fraction. (NOTE: My Maps measures distance using decimals. This will be good practice for my 5th graders to convert). My Maps will also tell the area and perimeter of a shape, MORE math opportunities!

3 thoughts on “Google My Maps Part 3: Lines and Shapes”

1. Dallin Shuman January 8, 2021 / 10:16 am

Is there a way to make a closed line into a polygon? Or can polygons ONLY be created from one continuous segment?

• Admin January 8, 2021 / 2:06 pm

If I’m reading your question correctly, you cannot take a line and add to it to make a polygon. The polygon is created by one continuous segment. It can get frustrating when creating a polygon and it doesn’t quite connect.