Position and Displacement Simulation

This Position and Displacement Simulation interactive also includes:

How can we use vectors to determine a person's position when traveling? The simulation offers guided practice at determining the coordinates and the distance between coordinates on a map grid. It reinforces the importance of positive versus negative movement and vector addition.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect the simulation to maps, grids, and latitude/longitude
Classroom Considerations

  • Participants need a free CK-12 account to access the interactive
  • Assumes prior knowledge of a grid-and-coordinate system
Pros

  • Scholars must type in the correct answers as they progress through the simulation in order to continue
  • Connects science and math for a great cross-curricular activity
Cons

  • None