We here at the MathMistakes world headquarters got today’s mistake via email submission:
Question: If you are driving 60 km/h, how far would you go in 20 minutes?
Student’s answer: 1200 km
Since we don’t have much to work with, in terms of diagnosing the students’ error, let’s do two things in the comments today. First, leave a note if you have about the specific question and student answer. Second, let’s use the comments as a place to discuss strategies for helping students form an intuition for rates.