This math activity will get your students walking! Often times students will question whether their final math answer is acceptable in comparison to the given math solution. This is especially true for student answers that are off a tenth of a number or unit. By completing this activity, students will form an opinion as to when 0.1 really matters and they will understand the need for accuracy in measurements and solutions.
This is an introductory math activity for the topics of accuracy and precision.
During this lesson, students will be expected to walk 0.1 miles and to analyze a centimeter on a ruler. They will also have to write about their opinion and defend their answers during classroom discussions.
Many of my classes have done this activity and they loved going outside for math!! I was amazed to hear them talk about how far 0.1 miles really is to walk! The activity gave them a visual for this distance, something for which many had never realized. There were many WOW! moments for my students.
This lesson contains a detailed lesson plan, an activity sheet and an answer key.
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards:
CCSS Standards for Mathematical Content: N.Q.1, N.Q.3
CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice: MP.3, MP.5, MP.6
Created by Tammy Mo's Math.