Education Technology

# The Science of Racing: Gear Ratio Activity

Math: Algebra I: Data Analysis
Math: Algebra I: Statistics
Math: Algebra II: Data Analysis
Math: Algebra I: Functions and Relations
Math: Middle Grades Math: Ratios and Proportional Relationships
6-8
9-12
90 Minutes
TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
TI-Nspire™
TI-Nspire™ CAS
2.1
Lessons
TNS

# The Science of Racing: Gear Ratio Activity

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will determine which gear set is best for certain tracks.

Tracks on which Sprint Cup Series races occur vary in length, banking and surface among other things. On all tracks, proper set up to handle the turns is critical to team success but this is especially true for short tracks. For both NASCAR and T80 SRC drivers, as a driver negotiates a turn, the car decelerates as it enters the corner then accelerates back up to top speed when it exits the turn. How fast your car can accelerate is greatly dictated by the gear set.

Math: Algebra I: Data Analysis
Math: Algebra I: Statistics
Math: Algebra II: Data Analysis
Math: Algebra I: Functions and Relations
Math: Middle Grades Math: Ratios and Proportional Relationships
6-8
9-12
90 Minutes
TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
TI-Nspire™
TI-Nspire™ CAS
2.1
Lessons
TNS
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Vernier EasyData,Vernier EasyLink and Vernier EasyTemp are registered trademarks of Vernier Science Education.