Education Technology

Graphing Systems at the Races

Published on 08/07/2007

Activity Overview

This activity involves solving a system of equations created from a problem I wrote about a greyhound racing to catch a toy rabbit on a mechanical arm. The ending activity involves solving a similar system, only involving another problem I wrote based on the end of a NASCAR race.

Before the Activity

Materials: The instructions on PDF, calculators, Navigator system, and the Learn Check files.

During the Activity

Download the PDF for full instructions, and don't forget the other Learn Check files.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

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