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How Far Did You Walk? - Modeling Motion

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This activity serves as a follow-up to Activity 5 in the Explorations book, Modeling Motion: High School Math Activities with the CBR by Linda Antinone, Sam Gough, and Jill Gough (Texas Instruments Incorporated, 1997).

Before the Activity

Students will find the distance traveled given the graph of the velocity versus time of a walker. Have students complete Activity 5 from the EXPLORATIONS book first.

During the Activity

The attached LearningCheck™ appvar and resource files extend concepts from the activity above. These files can be sent to your class using TI-Navigator™.

After the Activity

Review student results:

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