Education Technology

On Your Mark, Get Set, React

Activity Overview

This session will demonstrate a novel approach to reaction time experiments done in junior science and mathematics courses.

Participants will use a Calculator-Based Ranger (CBR™) and a TI-83+ to record their reaction times.

A statistical extension will be presented for use in mathematics classes. Equipment will be supplied.

During the Activity

See attached .pdf for detailed instructions.

After the Activity

Review student results:

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