Zippadeedoda: How to Read a ZIP Code

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of how mathematics is used as a code to designate regions in the United States to deliver mail more efficiently.
Sara Jenkins
Grade Range: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity