Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Math is Real Life {Elapsed Time Freebie}

For this month's math is real life, I am back to the topic of wedding planning. Sheesh, who knew planning a wedding required so many decisions! And I get to (read: have to) make them all!

For this math is real life post, I dabbled with a little elapsed time. After booking my photographer and getting package choices with different times that I would have the photographer, I had to make some decisions about start and end times. Then I had to choose the best package that would give me the time I needed without breaking the bank. I am still not 100% decided on my start and end times, but thankfully my photographer is super understanding!

So in the spirit of wedding planning, I made this little Elapsed Time practice freebie for you! In this freebie, the students have to calculate the elapsed time of different start and end times. Then, they have to answer questions in regards to different packages options, using their work from the table.

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  1. Thanks for sharing! We don't do elapsed time until 4th quarter, but I'm going to hold on to it until then!


  2. Isn't planning for a wedding SO MUCH fun???!!! :) I found so many details went into that I never imagined. I just wanted to pick our my dress, flowers, and cake and call it a day ;)

  3. It's getting closer! Looks like everything is starting to fall into place!

    Mathematically yours,
    Jamie aka MissMathDork!


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