How Fast Can You Run? Math Investigation

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How Fast Can You Run? Math Investigation

This is a great physical outdoor math investigation that looks at measuring, averages, and division. For this activity students will measure out a running course (20 meters works well) and see how fast they can run the length of it.

They can have three or four attempts before working out the average of their times. Once they’ve figured out their average they can then use the formulas to work out how was they were running in meters per second and kilometers per second.

This pack contains two levels of differentiation as well as a challenge question extension sheet for those early finishers.

Equipment needed:

- Meter stick / measuring wheel

- Stop watch - Calculator (depending on the level of challenge you want to provide)

- Resource sheets

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