Math in Our World: Summer Schedule

Erika has a lot of activities planned for Saturday. She decided to track them on a timeline. She wants to make sure she has time to do everything.

Erika’s soccer practice is 1½ hours long. She wants to get lunch before going to the pool party. The pool party is 3 hours long. It takes 45 minutes to drive to the campout.

An open number line shows a schedule of times. It starts with wake up at 8:00. Soccer practice is at 9:30. The pool party starts at 1:00. The campout is at 4:30.
  1. What do you notice? What do you wonder?
  2. Use pictures, models, or numbers to describe this situation.
  3. What mathematical questions can you ask about this situation? Answer all the questions you can!
  • When do soccer practice and the pool party end? Add these times to the timeline.
  • How much time does Erika have for lunch?
  • Show your work to someone else, and explain your thinking. Did they understand?
  • Ask whether they have any other questions you can answer!

If you could do anything, how would you like to spend a Saturday? Create a timeline that shows the times you would do each activity. Describe how much time you have between activities for meals or travel.