Education Technology

Number Line

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students use the Number Line application to represent distance moved in a particular direction (West or East) using vectors.

Before the Activity

  • Install the Number Line App application on the calculator using the TI Connect™ , TI Connectivity Cable, and Unit-to-Unit Link Cable

  • Set up the calculator as explained in the appendix file
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print the pages from the attached PDF file for the class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to the class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Select the Number Line application, view the number line, and set the starting point to zero
  • Enter the distances covered as vectors on the number line; movement to the east is positive, while movement to the west is negative
  • Answer questions in the activity sheet
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

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