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Calculus: Walk This Way: Definition of Rate
by Texas Instruments

Published on July 02, 2009


In this activity, students' will use a motion detector to record distance and velocity versus time information for a walker. They find the area under the velocity versus time graph and compare it to the actual distance traveled by the walker.

Key Steps

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    Students will record a speed versus time graph and find the area under it.

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    Students will compare that result to the actual distance traveled as read by the distance versus time graph.