Education Technology

Kansas Chase Activity

Published on 10/18/2011

Activity Overview

Technically the Kansas track is not very interesting; but at four weeks into the Chase, some drivers may be getting rather desperate to improve their position in the Points Standings. Historically if one isn’t in the top four in points by the end of the fourth race, then the probability of winning the championship in nearly nil. Teams use graphs to track the progress each week. This is also the first year of the new points system which harshly penalizes mistakes. Students will use graphs to analyze the data and make predictions about how to win the Sprint Cup championship.

Before the Activity

Download the TNS file and make it available to students.

During the Activity

All instructions required for the activity are included in the attached document.

After the Activity

Evaluate student understanding and reteach concepts as needed.