Time to Get Away!

Time to Get Away!
Time to Get Away!
Time to Get Away!
Time to Get Away!
Time to Get Away!
Time to Get Away!
Time to Get Away!
Time to Get Away!
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Why a Real World Element?

Because math instruction at its best helps students make a connection to the world in which they live. This Elapsed Time activity is designed to do just that.


Students will calculate the amount of time it would take to travel from Chicago’s O’Hare airport to various destinations in the US and throughout the world.

The times given are accurate, and time zone changes have been accounted for so that the arrival time equals the time it would be in Chicago (UTC/GMT -5 Central Daylight Savings Time). Prior to beginning work, you’ll want to explain to students that the local time will likely be different than the time marked on the clock.

Also listed are actual activities in which tourists can partake at each destination. If desired, allow students to talk briefly about the activity they might most enjoy and list it on the response sheet. It can be fun to compare and graph answers at a later point!

Suggested Use

Use as a bellringer, task cards, game, full math lesson, or extra

elapsed time practice with real world application.


20 task cards, answer key, and elapsed time vocabulary card

Possible Fun Addition

If used as a bellringer to kick off class each day, play song in the background that represents the vacation destination. Eg. For Alaska, play “Let It Snow.” 

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