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Age range: 14-16
Duration: 0-29 mins
  • Mathematics

Speedometer calibration

Calculate the speed of a bicycle and percentage errors in speedometer readings

Bicycle speedometers can only provide accurate readings if they have been calibrated correctly. Percentage error calculations can determine how accurate the speedometer is.

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An engaging starter activity in which students will test the accuracy of a bicycle speedometer from various readings.

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