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Topic: midpow "California Dreaming" extension
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Judy Ann Brown

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midpow "California Dreaming" extension
Posted: Jan 6, 2001 1:49 PM
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When I wrote this problem I was very pleased with myself for having
thought of the "clever" bonus question. After all it includes a bit
of web work (using mapquest) and a little geography (listing the

About halfway through the week I realized that I missed a more
important math question that I could have used for the bonus! Do you
know what it is? Did you actually include it when you worked this
problem with your students?

Here is what I should have asked:
What is the average speed over the entire imaginary trip?

Answer: 58.947.... or about 59mph
Do you agree with that? Check my calculations.

I hope that you will use this extension when you review the problem
with your students.


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