Tom Robinson's Auto Racing. Math at the Racetrack PDF

By Tom Robinson

Become aware of how math applies to the car racing global, from the gap round the song to the calculation of drivers' stats.

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9 mph in the 2012 Brickyard 400. backstretch (BAK-strech): A backstretch is the side opposite to the frontstretch on a racetrack. The backstretch at Daytona International Speedway is 3,000 feet. denominator (di-NOM-uh-nay-tur): In fractions, the denominator is the number under the line that shows how many equal parts the whole number can be divided into. The denominator is the number at the bottom of a fraction. frontstretch (FRUNT-strech): The frontstretch is the part of a racetrack where the start/finish line is located.

66 gallons Ryan Newman leads at the NASCAR CocaCola 600 at Charlotte Motorspeedway on May 27, 2012. 3. 34 miles faster 4. 142 x 2 = 248 500 – 248 = 252 miles 5A. 5 miles per lap = 200 5B. 5 200 - 160 = 40 miles fewer 29 Glossary average (AV-uh-rij): An average is found by adding up a group of figures and then dividing the total by the number of figures added. 9 mph in the 2012 Brickyard 400. backstretch (BAK-strech): A backstretch is the side opposite to the frontstretch on a racetrack. The backstretch at Daytona International Speedway is 3,000 feet.

Drag racing is one quick burst down a straightaway. 30 learn more Books Arroyo, Sheri L. How Race Car Drivers Use Math. New York: Chelsea Clubhouse, 2010. Gregorich, Barbara, and Christopher Jennison. Racing Math: Checkered Flag Activities and Projects for Grades 4–8. Tucson, AZ: Good Year Books, 2006. Mahaney, Ian F. The Math of NASCAR. New York: PowerKids Press, 2012. com/links Note to Parents, Teachers, and Librarians: We routinely verify our Web links to make sure they are safe and active sites.

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