Mrs. Vanessa Black, sixth grade math teacher at WMS, strives to make learning relevant and engaging for her students. Recently, when calculating rates using speed, distance, and time (using the d=rt formula), Mrs. Black moved her classroom outside. Students, who often get tired of sitting still, ran a fifty yard dash. After receiving their times, they calculated their rates, dividing to discover how many yards they covered per second. After calculating their own rates, students did the same for two of their classmates. Students enjoyed this fun and active approach to learning math--even if they got a little hot and sweaty in the process.