This activity serves as a follow-up to Activity 1 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 positive and negative slope and of constant functions through their analyses of distance-time plots.
Have students complete Activity 1 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