Rounding using Mario Kart Time Trial Data

posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:23 PM by Patrick Johnson

Today students got to play SNES Mario Kart. Students raced through the time trials which involved completing 9 laps of the course. Once they had their total time, they used mental math to convert it into seconds. For example, their total time might be 1 minute and 26 seconds which converts to 86 seconds.

There time was then recorded on a Google Sheet. When every student had raced and recorded their time, each student was sent a copy of all of the times via Google Sheets and Google Classroom. Students then were tasked with rounding each time to the nearest group of ten.