Imagine the possibilities…

Many teachers and students have these types of activity trackers.  What an amazing opportunity to bring mathematics from the real world into the classroom.  Think of all the math questions and responses that you could generate with the data collected on these devices.

  • how many more steps?
  • how much longer?
  • how many steps per hour?
  • how many steps in a week?
  • how big is a step?
  • how many steps to get to …

The list could go on.  As a classroom teacher, I would use this everyday, multiple times over the course of the day.  In my own experiences as a teacher and a parent, the opportunities to engage kids in math through this are are authentic and fun.

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