Education Technology

River Running--Vector components

Published on 11/19/2005

Activity Overview

In this activity, students use TI-Interactive!™ or TI-83/84's to explore the independence of vertical and horizontal velocity components for swimmers crossing a river.

Before the Activity

Students should have access to either the TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus family of calculators.

During the Activity

In this activity, students use TI-Interactive!™ or TI-83/84's to explore the independence of vertical and horizontal velocity components for swimmers crossing a river.

After the Activity

Students should be familiar with vectors and scalars. They should know how to add vectors.