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NASCAR + Math = Learning Is Fun

Back in 2008, I read a story about a teacher who used NASCAR to make learning math less painful for his students.   Tom Baughman, then teaching the fourth grade, called it “NASCAR Math,” and takes the same principles crew chiefs use on the track for his students to use in his classroom.   Students measure the angles of “banking,” distances traveled, and various mathematical principles. After these tasks are completed, students pick a die-cast car they want to race in the “Review Race.”   During the race, students answer questions correctly to advance on the track. First to cross the finish line wins.   Race teams and drivers were so impressed with the program that they have donated materials for the students.   At the same ...

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