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Description:

Students are given the timetables of two trains, each going along the same route, but one coming and the other going. Carefully crafted questions ask students to create and analyze a graph of position vs. time for one train, then to explain mathematically the ways a graph of the other train’s run should resemble the first graph. Finally, they create the second graph and try to explain the unexpected discrepancies between the two graphs. A full solution and scoring rubric are included.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Statistics,NSDL,Data presentation,Grade 8,Grade 9,Visual representation,Mathematics,Process skills,Mathematics for the physical science,Algebra,Engineering,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Experimental design,Data and measurement issues,Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12,Real world applications,Graphing techniques,Data collection,Middle School,Data analysis,Representation,General,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184532108T,High School,Engineering mathematics,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Sampling and surveys,Education,Geoscience

Language:

English

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