This activity is jam packed with physical science and mathematics concepts. Informational text is provided on distance-time tables and an example of how to use the data to interpret the motion of an object is included. There are three questions that follow the text and example. Each question will require your students to subtract decimal numbers, divide with decimal numbers, determine scale, calculate speed, and interpret motion from information provided by a distance-time table. Students will also be required to round decimal places to the nearest hundredth. Each problem is designed to require rigor, and there are multiple ways to approach finding the right interpretation. This could be used to reinforce manual calculation methods in high school aged children and calculator literacy in upper elementary and middle school aged children.
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