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Creating piece wise functions using CBR system

Published on 09/30/2006

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will use the CBR ranger to model walking distance over time. They will walk away from the sensor, back towards the sensor and finally away from the sensor over an interval of 10 seconds. The result should be 3 lines. They will then use algebra skills to get the three equations, restrict their domains and finally put the equations and restricted domains into the calculator to model the three different lines.

Before the Activity

Have equipment ready for student use.

During the Activity

Classroom should be arranged to provide sufficient room to perform this activitiy.

After the Activity

Review student results and, as a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging. Re-teach concepts as necessary.