Time Zone Research

In Mathswe are looking at Time. One of the things we needed to inquire into was Time Zones. Sometimes in Australia we have five time zones and at other times we have three. This was something we wanted to find out more about!

Students were given some suggested lines of inquiry but also encouraged to come up with their own. We needed to acknowledge our sources of information as well as show the answers to the specific lines of inquiry we chose.

Some suggestions were

  • What purpose to time zones serve?
  • How are the boundaries of time zones determined?
  • What is daylight saving for?
  • Who decides how long a second is?

Look at the student blogs to see what everyone came up with!

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