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Algebra I: Trains in Motion
by Texas Instruments - Bell Ringer Lesson

Published on August 01, 2010

Overview

Students will make observations about the motion of two objects. They will compare and contrast this motion and consider how it corresponds to a graph representing distance as a function of time.

Key Steps

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    Students will make observations about the motion of two objects, determining speed, distance, and point of intersection. In this case, the dots represent two trains leaving the same train station.

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    They will compare and contrast this motion and consider how it corresponds to a graph representing the distance as a function of time.

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    In the extension, students will explore the relationship between the slope and the rate by changing the value of the rate, r.