Blinky Buggy Ratios

Article by Aiden Atwood

In Mr. Mendenhall’s 6th grade math class we learned about ratios using Blinking Buggies. We used the buggies speed to better understand ratios. Each Buggy moved at a constant rate.  Some buggies went faster than others so we used rates to compare them. We measured how fast each buggy could go 10 bricks. Since some of the buggies went slower than others, we used the ratio of speed. We used Either bricks per second, or how many seconds it took to finish 10 bricks. Since we have this data gathered, we can figure out each ratio of Bricks Per Second!