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Captain Cook Charting Our Islands

Captain Cook Charting Our Islands

This article describes Captain Cook’s first visit to New Zealand where he charted the coastline. It focuses on Cook’s abilities as a skilled maker of charts and maps rather than as a great explorer. It also examines the maths involved in Cook’s chart making (a perfect, real-life example of maths in everyday life).

Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

Learning area: Mathematics and Statistics

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: British Empire, charts, colonisation, exploration, James Cook, latitude, longitude, Māori, mapping, navigation, New Zealand history, soundings, surveying, transit of Venus

In: School Journal Level 4 May 2016

Publication date: December 2020

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