Big or Small: Measure It All
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Visit the Talladega Speedway and see the need for accurately measuring distance, speed and angles when competing in a NASCAR race.

 

Lesson Plans

Watch Out, NASCAR — Here Comes Our Car! — Make a balloon-powered car and find the area and perimeter of the car body. Also, measure the distance that the car traveled.

The Long, Winding Road — Plan a “road trip” and determine a car’s gas mileage.

I Want a Doughnut! — Determine all the possible routes to get from the start to the bakery to get a doughnut.

 

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