Running Race

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Posted by Miss Gardiner | Posted in Data, Decimals | Posted on September 14, 2016

This activity give students the chance to go out, collect their own data and talk about the results.

As a whole class, go out to the basketball course to collect your own data. Ask 10 students to run around the basketball court (one at a time) and get students to time them. Do not record names, just times (name students as a, b, c etc.). Once back in the classroom, students need to record data in their books and look at the data collected to make inferences, e.g. Order the times from shortest to longest. Who came first, second, last? What was the difference in time between the first runner and the last? What was the difference in time between the first and second runner. How much faster would the 3rd runner have had to run to beat the 1st runner?

Differentiation: Lower group to record times to 1 decimal place, higher group to record times to 2 decimal places.

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