To celebrate going the distance, Days 176-180 contain estimation challenges dealing with distance, rate, and time. I can't wait to challenge my students with them, but if you beat me to it with your students, let me know how it goes. When attempting these challenges, it might be useful to know the basketball court had a fence on each side so it made it fairly interesting to slow down as I approached the end of the court. The cool thing is, I can see these challenges used across the grade levels as you discuss d = rt, acceleration, or deceleration. I'd love to see these as graphing stories too. Check them out.
How long will it take Mr. Stadel:
Day 176: to walk across the court?
Day 177: to run across the court?
Day 178: to scooter across the court?
Day 179: to bike across the court?
Day 180: to bike across the court without acceleration?
In addition to the new theme, I'm testing out a new video player with these challenges. Let me know if you run into any problems with the videos: they're blocked at your school, they take forever to load, they are glitchy, etc. If they run smoothly, I'll be happy to continue using this video player.
You might ask, "What does the future hold for Estimation 180?"
Great question! I have asked the same question. I don't have a solid answer and I'm okay with that. I will continue to look for challenges to post, or update old ones, or something else. I'm happy to hear many teachers are using it with their students and that keeps me energized about continuing to create this resource known as Estimation 180.