Spring is in the air in Arizona. You can take advantage of our amazing weather and help your child understand a math concept at the same time. Ride your bikes to school today and be sure to take note of exactly how much time the journey takes. This will help you calculate the average speed you traveled to get there.

You can use an online tool like Google maps to find out the exact distance from your house to school.  The other piece key of information you will need to get your answer.

The formula for finding your average speed is:

Formula 1

The multiplier of 60 converts your time from minutes to miles per hour.

So, if you ride 1 mile to school in 10 minutes…

Formula 2

…your average speed is 6 miles per hour.

Try this math “exercise” with your child Today!

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