time and distance

Stopping Distance

Curriculum Embedded Task
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
Kari Kokka
Vinci Daro
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Algebra 2
10, 11, 12
High (9-12)

This task begins with an animated video clip showing a cat jumping into the road, and a car nearly hitting it, which motivates a framing question: Can the driver stop in time? This sets the context for a whole-class brainstorm about what quantities might need to be considered in order to answer...