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Setting up The Road Runner Race

You will be answering these 3 questions. Look over them quickly, then click “Start Here” to begin answering questions.

 

Questions in this set:

On a scale from 0 to 100 with 10 being not sure, 40 being somewhat sure, 70 being pretty sure, and 100 being very sure.


How sure are you that you will get these three questions correct?

Do you have a goal for solving these math problems? If so, what is it?

Do you have any plans for how to successfully complete these math problems?

Okay, now you will solve the word problems.

You can use the scrap paper to do any math to help you solve the problems. Then you will take a picture of that paper. Please do not erase your work. If you decide to try a new way to solve the problem, just cross out the old work and continue working.


When you are done there is an answer space to type your answer.

Last year, Rob set up the Road Runner Race for his school. The race was 1,200 meters long and 188 people asked to run the race. 38 people could not run because they sent in their entry fee too late.

This year, there will be 3 times as many runners as last year.


How many people will run the race this year?

Please take a picture of any scratch work you wrote on the paper.

Describe what you did to solve this question.

This year, the race will be 4 times as long as last year. Rob has 6 tables to use for water along the race route. He will spread the water tables out evenly, and put the last one at the finish line.


How far apart will the tables be?

Please take a picture of any scratch work you wrote on the paper.

Describe what you did to solve this question.

Rob bought 27 packs of cups, with 12 cups in each pack. There are 6 tables and Rob will put the same number of cups on each table.


How many cups will be on each table?

Please take a picture of any scratch work you wrote on the paper.

Describe what you did to solve this question.

On a scale from 0 to 100 with 10 being not sure, 40 being somewhat sure, 70 being pretty sure, and 100 being very sure.

How sure are you that you solved the first problem?


(The one about Kara’s 35–minute car ride.)

On a scale from 0 to 100 with 10 being not sure, 40 being somewhat sure, 70 being pretty sure, and 100 being very sure.

How sure are you that you solved the second problem?


(The one about Kara’s two–and–a–half hour car ride.)

On a scale from 0 to 100 with 10 being not sure, 40 being somewhat sure, 70 being pretty sure, and 100 being very sure.

How sure are you that you solved the third problem?


(The one you used M.)

If you were given another chance to do a similar math problem, what would you need to do to do well?