The Iditarod & Math

Grade 4 / Math / Tech Integration
CCSS: Math.4.MD.A.2

Common Core State Standards




Grade 4


Measurement & Data


Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements


Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.

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Lesson Objective
Calculate elapsed time and distance using real-time data
7 min
Questions to Consider
See fun ways to integrate technology into a math lesson
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  • Iditarod Elapsed Time Lesson Plan

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