How Fast is Usain Bolt?

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Revisit the 2012 Summer Olympics by having seventh graders calculate the unit rate sprinting speed of the 100-meter gold medal winner. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Task is aligned to Common Core math standards
  • The topic of the Olympic games is a stimulating subject for most students
  • Real-world application of unit rate brings the concept to life
Cons

  • None
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