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How race car drivers use math

Author: Sheri L Arroyo; Rhea A Stewart
Publisher: New York, NY : Chelsea Clubhouse, ©2010.
Series: Math in the real world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Was my qualifying time fast enough to win the pole position? Can I finish this race without taking time for another pit stop? How fast can I take that hairpin turn? Because a few seconds or less can make the difference between winning and losing, race car drivers use math all the time to answer critically important questions like these.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheri L Arroyo; Rhea A Stewart
ISBN: 9781604136098 160413609X
OCLC Number: 290487382
Target Audience: Ages 9-11.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Racing and math --
Track design --
Drag racing --
E.T. racing --
Go as fast as you can! --
NASCAR: Winning the championship --
Formula one --
F1: Driver and his team --
Fuel --
Tires --
How's my driving? --
Driver training --
If you want to be a race car driver --
Answer key --
Glossary --
To learn more --
Index.
Series Title: Math in the real world.
Responsibility: by Sheri L. Arroyo ; math curriculum consultant, Rhea A. Stewart.

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Was my qualifying time fast enough to win the pole position? Can I finish this race without taking time for another pit stop? How fast can I take that hairpin turn? Because a few seconds or less can make the difference between winning and losing, race car drivers use math all the time to answer critically important questions like these.

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