Making a room map
1) Measure the room

Make sure that you use consistent units (preferably
centimeters)

Measure the walls, doors, windows, etc.

Measure the pieces of furniture that you will
include on your map
2) Make a scale

Sketch the longest wall. Write the measured
length (real size) next to it

Measure the wall on the map (find the map
size)

Make sure you're using the same units: cm,
m, inches, etc.!!!

Divide the real size by the map size

The scale is your answer.

1 unit of map measure = "answer" units of
real world

Example:

real size = 860 cm, map size = 20 cm.

860 divided by 20 is 43.

The scale is thus 1 cm = 43 cm
3) Figure out the map size of everything else

Divide the real size by the scale

Example:

real size = 86 cm

[map scale is 1 cm =43 cm (from above)]

86 divided by 43 is 2.

Thus the object should be 2 cm on the map

Do this for all objects in the room
4) Draw in the rest of the map
5) Make sure to include everything required on the grading
scale
