Students estimate the length of the playground, school building or other local distance. They measure the length of their pace and walk the distance comparing the measured length to their estimations.
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Understanding the Effects of Differences in Speed—Problem Set D
Fall back and slow down. The fourth lesson in a six-part series on air traffic control leads the class to find the difference in distance traveled based upon the difference in speed. Pupils work through a problem related to walking...
5th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Dance Challenge: Calculate and Compare Speed by Measuring a Series of Dance Movements
Really neat! Kids choreograph a dance phrase and then measure the distance and speed of the phrase using a timer and a meter stick. They collect the data on a table which they use to determine an average. A series of observation and...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Distance, Perimeter, and Area in the Real World
Go exploring around real-world objects. Pupils measure objects in the school and calculate their perimeters and areas. The 10th segment in a series of 22 asks learners to determine distances on a grid. They use those distances to...
6th Math CCSS: Designed
Write an Equation that Expresses the Relationship Between Distance and Time
Equations don't always have x and y, show your learners that distance and time can be substituted for these values. Your mathematicians will be able to use the graph and table of proportional data to find the unit rate by dividing. Pause...
4 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Find the Distance Between Two Points in Different Quadrants
Finding distance between two points is finding their absolute value. Show your learners the relationship between these measures when one of the values is the same for both coordinates. Have them practice calculating the distance and...
5 mins 6th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed