Motion Along a Line – Search Robots Again

We can mathematically model the path of a robot. Learners use parametric equations to find the location of a robot at a given time. They compare the paths of multiple robots looking for parallel and perpendicular relationships and analyze changes in speed and starting locations. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an extension lesson for higher level pupils or in advanced courses in geometry
  • Supplement examples with parallel and perpendicular relationships
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses abstract notation that some learners have difficulties grasping
  • The 14th in a series of 15 lessons
Pros

  • Emphasizes notation and vocabulary
  • Provides opportunities to review previous material and makes connections to new content
Cons

  • None
Common Core