Real-Life Math | Police Accident Investigator

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I swear it was an accident. Future motorists watch a video where a police accident investigator explains how he determines car speed from the length of a skid mark and the coefficient of friction. Performing similar computations requires them to evaluate an expression involving a square root to finish the installment of a larger Real-Life Math series.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If available, see if a police or insurance accident investigator can come give a practical presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Scholars should be familiar with square roots
  • A scientific calculator may be beneficial
  • Provides instructor notes on when to pause the video for discussion
  • Highlights a real-world use of mathematics
  • The square root sign is incomplete in the worksheet, which may cause confusion
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