Snail's Pace

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Time doesn't fly when you're watching a snail cross a sidewalk. Combining the concepts of the Pythagorean Theorem and the distance, rate, and time formula, learners determine how long it takes a snail to go from one corner of a sidewalk block to another. A picture of the block provides the needed dimensions of the sidewalk.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils use the Speed of Animals link to create similar problems for fellow classmates
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars should have experience with the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Knowledge of rates is a must

  • Flexible resource is easy to download and print as a worksheet

  • No provided answers
Common Core