Tuesday, September 27, 2011

X-country running

We have done many classes on running.  We are winding this unit down over the next two weeks.  One of my objectives was to see how far the Cross Country Team could run during their season.  Working on this will be our questions today.
How far have runners trained in your room since the beginning of the year?
How far have runners trained in Grade 8?
How far have runners trained in Grade 7? 
How far have runners trained in Grade 9?
How many total kilometers have all the runners run since the beginning of the training season?

Where is Auburn Ontario? How far is it from Winnipeg to Auburn?
Where is Bellville Ontario? How far is it from Winnipeg to Bellville?
Once you have collected your data you need to write the following:
  • 6 part to part ratios
  • 3 3 part ratios
  • 6 part to whole ratios
  • 6 part to part to whole ratios
Here is a video on Ratios.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Here is your homework for the long weekend.  Do the homework book pages 12,13,14,15 and the following two questions.

How do we check these proportion statements to see that they are correct.
Also using your running and walking 10 m information do the following work.
Comments at the blog please.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Walk run jog

Big Sur Mud Run 2011

Today in the hall we walked, ran and jogged 10m.  For each event you recorded a time.  Using  that time predict your finish times for the following distances.

You should be calculating your answer 2 different ways.  Wow that is 24 proportion statements and calculation..... Good thing it is raining outside!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Proportion Homework

Hey everyone here is today's question.

9 Bananas cost $1.35. How much would 16 Bananas cost? Solve this question 2 different ways.  How do you know your answer should be correct?


Please leave answers behind in a comment! Cya Tomorrow

Monday, September 12, 2011

What is your running stride length?

Syncro Stride

Last class we calculated our walking stride length.  Today we need to calculate our running or jogging stride length.  Here is your assignment.

  1. What is your walking stride length?(size of one walking step)
  2. What is your jogging stride length? (size of one jogging step)
  3. How many strides does it take to walk 100 m?
  4. How many strides does it take to jog 100 m?
  5. How many strides does it take to run 100m?
How many strides does Usain Bolt take to run this race? What was his average stride length?

All questions need to be answered using a proportional statement.  Please include a word ratio and the appropriate math work.

Good luck.

Terry Fox Math

October 8, 2005 - Terry Fox Statue

We have a Terry Fox Run on Friday before our Welcome Back Day.  Here is a video about a young adult who has cancer.  This is why we are raising funds on Friday.

Here is some information taken from the Terry Fox Foundation Website

In 1980, when Terry Fox decided to run across Canada on a prosthetic leg to raise funds for cancer research, he knew he faced an immense challenge. After running an average of a marathon a day for 143 days, Terry was forced to stop when cancer recurred in his lungs. His Marathon of Hope came to an end but the spark he had lit in the hearts and minds of Canadians ignited into a cancer crusade that has lasted more than three decades.
Your math for today involves 2 questions.
  1. How far did Terry Fox Run in 1980?(Set up a proportional statement)
  2. If he had stayed healthy and maintained his rate of a marathon a day, how many days would it have taken him to travel across the country? (Set up a proportional statement)
  3. To date in the 31 years after Terry's tragic death his runs have raised $550 million dollars.  How much do they raise annually? (Set up a proportional statement.)
Please leave your answers behind in a comment and in your math notebooks.

Friday, September 09, 2011

What is your walking stride length?

Today in class we learned about proportional statement.  In each statement you needed 2 equivalent fractions (ratios).  You showed how to prove they were equivalent 2 different ways.

Using the information from today's class please figure out the length of just one stride or stride length.
Remember that there are 80 squares in the sidewalk, each square is 145 cm  and the total sidewalk is 11600 cm.

You counted your number of steps or strides, you know how long the sidewalk is so.... how far is one stride or your stride length ?

Please leave your answer in the comments below this blog post and in your notebook:)

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Today in the Afternoon classes we went outside and measured the sidewalk from one green x to the next.  You were asked to find a measurement for this distance.

What was the distance between the two x's?
What method did you use to measure the distance?
What did you use to calculate your answer (tools used)?

Leave a comment behind with your answer.  Please ensure that your room number is there too.  (i.e. Carlo 816)

Where the sidewalk ends

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Cross Country Loop

How far is it around the Sargent Park X-Country Loop?
How did you calculate your answer?
What are other possible ways to calculate the distance?

Leave your answers in the comments!