Activity

Grade
5

Same & Different: Race Results

Look at these race signs showing results of the same race. What do you notice?

A. shows that Rachel had a time of 12.24 seconds and Jessica had a time of 12.4 seconds. B. shows that Jessica had a time of 12.4 seconds and Meghan had a time of 12.422 seconds.
  1. How are pictures A and B mathematically the same, and how are they different?
    • A and B are the same because …
    • A and B are different because …
  2. Make a third picture that compares decimals. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.