Education Technology

Swinging Along Activity - Modeling Motion

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This activity serves as a follow-up to Activity 14 in the Explorations book, Modeling Motion: High School Math Activities with the CBRby Linda Antinone, Sam Gough, and Jill Gough (Texas Instruments Incorporated, 1997).

Before the Activity

The student will model a set of sinusoidal data with a cosine or sine function.
Have students complete Activity 14 from the EXPLORATIONS book first.

During the Activity

The attached LearningCheck™ appvar extends concepts from the activity above. This LearningCheck appvar can be sent to your class using TI-Navigator.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary