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Problem Solving - Marathon

Published on 10/20/2009

Activity Overview

The times for men’s and women’s marathon races are collected from a website. Students use TI InterActive to graph the results and determine the exponential equations of best fit.

Before the Activity

Read through the activity document (I006). Download the data sets from the Internet and transform into an appropriate set of data for the problem. Students will require a copy of the activity document.

During the Activity

Complete the activity as per the instructions. Analyse the data and draw conclusions.

After the Activity

Download the "Sample Solution" (I007.pdf) and compare results.