Education Technology

Slopes with Starburst

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will use Starburst to conduct an experiment that analyzes slope. The data will be inputted into Nspire and evaluated. Students explore concepts such as flat/steeper slopes and constant versus varied slope. Students also simulate distance versus time graphs using meter sticks and hot wheels.

Before the Activity

Teacher should read through the notes page and make any changes to materials. Teacher needs to have all supplies ready for the activity including Starburst (divided by color) and a device to be used for moving students during experiment.

During the Activity

Teacher should read through activity and attempt to complete each step making necessary adjustments as appropriate.