Explore Topic: Miles, Metrics & Math Planning and carrying out this expedition is largely a numbers game—How far is it to the next community? How much gas should be carried? How many miles can be made each day? These are questions the crew will be dealing with on a daily basis. Temperature and mileage readings will be reported on daily expedition updates on the website. Use these numbers as data sets to introduce or practice ageappropriate math skills. For example, have them calculate the average daily distance traveled during a specific time period. Make a bar graph of daily morning and evening temperatures. Discuss the metric system and try converting between miles & kilometers, gallons & liters, etc. Have them try their hand at a story problem such as this:

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