Education Technology

What's Your Speed - Math & Science in Motion

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This activity serves as a follow-up to Activity 3 in the Explorations book, Math and Science in Motion: Activities for Middle School by Chris Brueningsen, Elisa Brueningsen, and Bill Bower (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.
In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of the connection between a movement's speed and the steepness of its slope when plotted on a graph. Have students complete Activity 3 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
  • If you are using TI-Navigator™, you can use the slideshow feature to have a class discussion about the quiz.