Matching the Motion

It is not always easy to walk the straight and narrow. In the sixth portion of a nine-part unit, groups actively recreate a graph depicting motion. Individuals walk toward or away from a motion detector while trying to match a given graph. They determine the slope and equation for each segment of the graph.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have one group create a graph using the CBL and another group try to recreate it
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity requires access to CBL motion detector for each group
  • Either set up the equipment prior to class time or give the directions to groups to have them set everything up
Pros

  • The activity gets the class moving, making this a kinesthetic activity
  • Group members determine the appearance of a graph based upon movement before using the CBL
Cons

  • None
Common Core