Real Life Rates!

The seventh grade just wrapped up a topic dealing with rates and constants of proportionality.  To test our “real life” knowledge of this topic, we headed to the gym for some laps!  Jacob ran four laps, Abbey walked four laps, Amelia “scootered” four laps, and Alyssa skipped four laps.  We recorded their time per lap to see if any of them were consistent enough in their times to demonstrate a proportional relationship.  Jacob was perfectly consistent, running each of his laps in exactly 16 seconds!  We recognized that Alyssa made a skipping “error”, so her times were not truly valid to interpret.  This class really proved their knowledge of rates in real time!

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