By Tom Robinson

Notice how math applies to the automobile racing global, from the gap round the tune to the calculation of drivers' stats.

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How Race Car Drivers Use Math. New York: Chelsea Clubhouse, 2010. Gregorich, Barbara, and Christopher Jennison. Racing Math: Checkered Flag Activities and Projects for Grades 4–8. Tucson, AZ: Good Year Books, 2006. Mahaney, Ian F. The Math of NASCAR. New York: PowerKids Press, 2012. com/links Note to Parents, Teachers, and Librarians: We routinely verify our Web links to make sure they are safe and active sites. So encourage your readers to check them out!

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The denominator is the number at the bottom of a fraction. frontstretch (FRUNT-strech): The frontstretch is the part of a racetrack where the start/finish line is located. The frontstretch of Daytona International Speedway is 3,800 feet. intermediate (in-tur-MEE-dee-it): An intermediate racetrack is longer than 1 mile and up to 2 miles long. Atlanta Motor Speedway is an intermediate racetrack. numerator (NOO-muh-ray-tur): In fractions, a numerator is the number above the line that shows how many parts of the whole are taken.

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