Mathalicious: Text Me Later

How dangerous is texting and driving?

Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States, and distracted driving is a major reason. In the time it takes to send a text message, a car can travel hundreds of feet.

Students use proportional reasoning to determine how far a car travels in the time it takes to text. Students discuss the dangers of distracted driving and generate strategies for helping drivers and passengers stay safe.


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Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Ratios, Rates & Percents
Middle School
7th Grade

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