Saturday, March 1, 2014

Fascinated by the Iditarod!

I've always been fascinated by the Iditarod.  So are your students.  And there's so much great math involved.  The dogs eat 200,000 calories a day.  How many calories will they need over the course of the race?  How many per dog?  How many miles do the mushers have to cover?  How many miles do they need to cover per day to finish in 9 days?  10 days?  Compare highs and lows and find the difference.  Compare to your city.  Follow the Iditarod and ask your students to write their own math stories.

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