Data Transfer

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A question to ask your class is, How fast is your Internet? That depends on the data transfer rate (DTR), which is the unit rate used in this activity. Math students will calculate how long it takes to download a music file and a video file.  The second solution, using unit analysis, may be easier for them to understand. Show learners that when the conversion is set up correctly, units will cancel. 

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  • A good introduction to data transfer rate

  • Some background information may be needed