Crashing on Purpose
Students will use the TI-Innovator Rover to help illustrate the idea of an intersection point of two lines. In two different scenarios, students attempt to “crash” two Rovers into each other. The first crash will use time as the independent variable and distance as the dependent variable, where the vehicles crash at the intersection point. Then the students will repeat the experiment using the horizontal distance from the origin as the independent variable, and vertical distance from the origin as the dependent variable.
Material List: TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire CX, TI-Innovator™ Hub with USB Cable, TI-Innovator™ Rover, Masking Tape, Butcher Paper
Math Topic: Algebra: System of EquationsTI 84 Pluce CE activity files TI Nspire™ activity files