## How do you work out a grid reference?

Grid references

- First, find the four-figure grid reference but leave a space after the first two digits.
- Estimate or measure how many tenths across the grid square your symbol lies.
- Next, estimate how many tenths up the grid square your symbol lies.
- You now have a six figure grid reference.

**What is the rule for reading grid references?**

When taking a grid reference, always read left to right along the bottom or top of the map first and then bottom to top along the side of the map.

**How do you teach a six figure grid reference?**

Six-figure grid reference

- First, find the four-figure grid reference but leave a space after the first two digits.
- Estimate or measure how many tenths across the grid square your symbol lies.
- Next, estimate how many tenths up the grid square your symbol lies.
- You now have a six figure grid reference.

### What is 4 figure grid reference?

A 4-figure grid reference contains 4 numbers. For example, you might be given the number 3422. The first two numbers are called the easting, which is the number you would look for at the bottom of the map. Your grandfather gives you the 4-figure grid reference 1331.

**What is the difference between 4 figure and 6 figure grid references?**

four-figure grid reference, such as ’19 45′, indicates a 1 km by 1 km square on the map; and. six-figure grid reference, such as ‘192 454’, indicates a 100 m by 100 m square on the map.

**What is six figure grid reference?**

In six-figure grid reference, six figures or six digits are found. In all type of maps, we find easting as a horizontal line and northings as a vertical line which crosses each other and creates a square. By taking the number of easting and northing grids we can locate things on the map.

#### How do you use a six figure grid reference?

Six-figure grid references If you want to pinpoint an more exact place on a map, such as your own house, you will need to use a six-figure grid reference. First find the four-figure grid reference for the square and write it down with a space after each set of numbers, like this: 62_ 33_

**What will students learn about grid references and how to interpret?**

Students will learn how to find a grid square and how to interpret grid references. They will be asked about the purpose of grid references and how to tell the difference between four-figure and six-figure references. Extension activities are included along with a plenary, teaching ideas and differentiated worksheets.

**How can I Make my grid references more accurate?**

When giving directions you can provide even more accuracy to your grid reference by stating a nearby landmark or feature. For example, on the Bembridge OS Explorer map I am at grid reference SZ 644 874, at the crossroads. Put your new skills into practice and get out your OS map to have a go at finding a few grid references.

## Why are gridgrid references important in the hills?

Grid references are important in the hills for emergencies, finding features and letting people know where you are.