Education Technology

Good Vibrations Activity - Modeling Motion

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This activity serves as a follow-up to Activity 13 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

If you are using the TI-Navigator System with the TI-73 you will need the attached .pdf file.
The student will investigate Hooke's law and the position, velocity and acceleration of an object oscillating vertically on a spring.

Have students complete Activity 13 from the EXPLORATIONS book first.

During the Activity

The attached LearningCheck™ appvar extends concepts from the activity above. This LearningCheck appvar can be sent to your class using TI-Navigator™.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

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