Age range: 14-16
Duration: 0 - 29 mins
  • Maths

Speedometer calibration

Calculate the speed of a bicycle and percentage errors in speedometer readings

Bicycle speedometers can only provide accurate readings if they have been calibrated correctly. Percentage error calculations can determine how accurate the speedometer is.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging starter activity in which students will test the accuracy of a bicycle speedometer from various readings.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Activity overview

Speedometer calibration activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links.



Testing the accuracy of a bicycle speedometer.

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