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Modeling an Ironman Race

By Cameron Cook1, Greg Wiggins2, Suzanne Lenhart3

1. Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3. University of Tennessee

In this activity students create a model that represents an Ironman race.

Listed in Teaching Materials | resource by group National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Version 1.0 - published on 03 Apr 2021 doi:10.25334/TX6Y-ZN14 - cite this

Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International according to these terms

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The Ironman triathlon is a 140.6 mile race that is composed of swimming, biking, and running. This activity guides students through making a model that represents a realistic Ironman race.
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