Education Technology

STOP

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will work with speeds in meters per second, and stopping distances in meters. An interactive page will evaluate problems for the student, and a spreadsheet will also perform the same calculations. With a collection of data values, the scatter plot reveals a relationship and a shape to the students. Finally, students are asked to perform the calculations and solve a radical equation themselves.

Key Steps

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    After an introduction/review of converting between miles per hour and meters per second, students will use an interactive page to calculate the speed of the car, given a stopping distance. 

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    Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

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    Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity. If desired, discuss the extension with students.