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Maps / Graphs / Charts

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TUNE IN's extensive product line in this area is designed to help students learn how quickly and accurately to read and interpret information from a variety of kinds of maps, to develop vocabulary and skills necessary to comprehend simple and complex statistical graphs and charts, and to get full value from an atlas as a reference tool.  Several of our audio CD packages, and all of our practice test sets, contain material previously used in the UIL Maps, Graphs & Charts Contest.

Be sure to look at the end of this section for great values on our bonus packs of Maps, Graphs & Charts materials!

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Map Skills

This series of instructional and practice audio CDs and map worksheets is a great way to introduce students to various aspects of map reading.  We use recorded and written exercises to take students from the beginnings of map directions and symbols through the complexities of topographic and statistical maps.

 

65700

Developing Map Skills

$22.95

The first of the Map series, this audio package provides an introduction to map reading skills for beginners-- and good review and practice for others.  Recorded and written exercises cover scale & mileage keys, grid location systems (including latitude & longitude), map directions, and symbols & legends.  (4-6)

 

65701

Practicing With Maps, Volume I

$22.95

This package provides more practice and additional discussion of the skills learned in 65700.  It also introduces elevation maps and comparisons of different kinds of maps of the same area.  (4-6)

 

65710

Building Map Skills

$22.95

The follow-up to 65700, this package covers more advanced map reading skills.  Its recorded exercises cover reading topographical maps, planning & following routes, estimating & approximating distances, using keys & legends, and interpreting statistical or data maps.  Good study material for intermediate level map readers.  (6-8)

 

65711

Practicing With Maps, Volume II

$22.95

Provides additional instruction and practice for skills covered in 65710, and expands coverage of comparing different kinds of maps of the same area.  This package also introduces concepts of projection maps of global areas.  (6-8)

 

Be sure to review additional maps material in the Contest Tips and Practice section, and look for great values when you purchase the TUNE IN bonus packs described below. 

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Graph Skills

Another favorite from the TUNE IN CD library, this series helps students build a vocabulary of graph terminology and provides a sound basis for developing a thorough understanding of graphs.  Using recorded instruction and worksheet practice, we begin with graph basics, then lead students through progressively more complex graph comprehension skills.

 

66700

Developing Graph Skills

$22.95

This package covers the basics of creating and understanding simple graphs.  Recorded lessons include terms, line graphs, bar graphs, trends, and pie graphs.   It includes interactive exercises on the audio CD and written exercises for additional practice.  (4-6)

 

66701

Practicing With Graphs, Volume I

$22.95

Provides more practice for skills covered in 66700, and examines graphs' ability to show the same information in different ways.  This package also introduces simple combination graphs, and a brief exercise on tables.  (4-6)

 

66710

Building Graph Skills

$22.95

A follow-up to 66700 and 66701, this CD goes into greater detail about some of the more complex aspects of graphs.  Lessons include trends, combination graphs, X-Y-Z graphs, band and high/low/close graphs, cumulative graphs, and more terms.  (6-8)

 

66711

Practicing With Graphs, Volume II

$22.95

More practice and expanded instructions for lessons covered in 66710.  This package also includes a brief introduction to statistical map graphs.  (6-8)

 

Be sure to review additional material in the Contest Tips and Practice section, and look for great values when you purchase the TUNE IN bonus packs described below. 

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Atlas Skills

This series of instructional and practice audio CD and worksheets is a great way to turn your students into expert atlas users and geography researchers.  It begins with the basics of using a reference and reading a map, then progresses with students through interpreting statistical information and comparing different images of the same geographic area.  Lessons and exercises generally are applicable to any student atlas, but specific examples and page references are drawn from the Nystrom Desk Atlas. Students using other atlases may not be able to complete all exercises.  Atlases are not included in TUNE IN atlas packages.

 

67700

Introducing An Atlas

$22.95

This package offers instruction and exercises covering such areas as the uses of different types of atlases, using an index or table of contents to locate information (emphasizing the data available in the Nystrom Desk Atlas), and basic map reading skills.  (4-6)

 

67701

Atlas Practice, Volume I

$22.95

This CD and its worksheets provide additional instruction and practice in the skills introduced in 67700, then introduces basic skills for reading information shown in graphs, including graphs that use picture symbols.  (4-6)

 

67710

Becoming An Atlas Expert

$22.95

As a follow-up to 67700, this package covers more complicated aspects of using an atlas as a reference source.  Students study more complex maps as well as the statistical information available in atlases such as the Nystrom Desk Atlas.  The CD also includes instruction in comparing and combining information from multiple maps or graphs for the same geographic areas.  (6-8)

 

67711

Atlas Practice, Volume II

$22.95

This practice package provides additional exercises to reinforce the skills acquired from 67710 for locating and interpreting atlas information.  (6-8)

 

Be sure to review additional material in the Contest Tips and Practice section, and look for great values when you purchase the TUNE IN bonus packs described below. 

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UIL Maps, Graphs & Charts Contest Tips and Practice

For coaches and contestants preparing for UIL competition, TUNE IN has just the help you need.  We developed this series of audio CDs using examples and worksheets that actually have been used in the Maps, Graphs & Charts Contest.  CDs include UIL contest tips and recorded exercises, accompanied by additional written practice materials.  You may duplicate the printed materials as often as necessary, but only for your individual classroom.  You'll find lessons on reading the map and graph worksheets and atlas information, plus tips for quickly finding the right answers to contest questions.  Elementary packages use materials from 5th & 6th grade contests.  Intermediate packages use materials from 7th & 8th grade contests.  When your students have worked through the CD exercises and practice materials, use our practice test sets to make sure they're ready for competition.

 

64750

Elementary Map Practice and Tips

$22.95

Discusses basic map skills, including determining direction, measuring distances, finding grid locations, interpreting symbols, and reading legends.  (4-6)

 

64751

Tips For Intermediate Map Readers

$22.95

Applies basic map reading skills to more complex maps.  Also takes a look at topographical maps and at route planning.  (6-8)

 

64760

Reading Elementary Graphs

$22.95

Covers line graphs, vertical bar graphs, and pie or circle graphs.  Includes "shortcut" tips for getting just the information you need in the quickest way.  (4-6)

 

64761

Intermediate Graph Practice

$22.95

Examines graphs with multiple lines or bars, range graphs, and combination graphs, including pie and bar combinations and X-Y-Z line and bar graphs.  (6-8)

 

64770

An Elementary Look At Atlases

$22.95

Exercises cover locating various kinds of information and reading maps and graphs.  (4-6)

 

64771

Tips For Intermediate Atlas Users

$22.95

Exercises involve more complex map questions and stress selecting data from multiple sources to answer questions.  .   (6-8)

 

For more practice to help students prepare for UIL Maps, Graphs & Charts Contests, TUNE IN offers six packages of practice tests.  Each package contains answer keys and master copies for five individual tests.  Duplicate the tests as often as you need, but only for your individual classroom or contest team.  Each test contains materials and questions that previously have appeared in UIL District or Invitational Contests. Elementary sets are for Grades 5 and 6, and junior high sets are for Grades 7 and 8.

 

64000

Elementary Maps, Graphs & Charts Practice Tests, Set I

$19.95

64001

Elementary Maps, Graphs & Charts Practice Tests, Set II

$19.95

64002

Elementary Maps, Graphs & Charts Practice Tests, Set III

$19.95

 

64010

Junior High Maps, Graphs & Charts Practice Tests, Set I

$19.95

64011

Junior High Maps, Graphs & Charts Practice Tests, Set II

$19.95

64012

Junior High Maps, Graphs & Charts Practice Tests, Set III

$19.95

 

Maps, Graphs & Charts Bonus Packs


TUNE IN bonus packs offer both savings and convenience for customers who want map and graph study materials for specific uses or specific grade levels.  You choose the packages that best suit your needs and budget!  Most bonus packs include free 3-ring vinyl binders, so you can easily keep track of your masters.

 

64900

Contest Tips And Practice Pack

$114.95

Get all six Map, Graph & Atlas packages developed with materials actually used in UIL contests (64750, 64751, 64760, 64761, 64770, and 64771, and binder).  Save over $28.00!

64902

Level I Bonus Pack

$114.95

Includes six Map, Graph & Atlas packages designed for elementary level (65700, 65701, 66700, 66701, 67700, and 67701, and binder).  You save over $28.00!

64903

Level II Bonus Pack

$114.95

Includes six Map, Graph & Atlas packages designed for junior high level (65710, 65711, 66710, 66711, 67710, and 67711, and binder).  You save over $28.00!

64920

Map, Graph & Atlas SuperPack

$224.95

Your best buy!  Get four Map packages (65700, 65701, 65710, and 65711), four Graph packages (66700, 66701, 66710, and 66711), and four Atlas packages (67700, 67701, 67710, and 67711) - the materials in our Level I and Level II Bonus Packs.  This super pack includes two vinyl binders -- and gives you BIG savings of over $62.00!

64801

Level I Contest Pack

$114.95

Get three elementary level Map, Graph and Atlas packages from the Contest Tip series (64750, 64760, and 64770) with all three sets of Elementary MG&C Practice Tests.  You save nearly $14.00!

64811

Level II Contest Pack

$114.95

Get three intermediate level Map, Graph and Atlas packages from the Contest Tip series (64751, 64761, and 64771) with all three sets of Junior High MG&C Practice Tests.  You save nearly $14.00!