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#### Description:

This activity for middle school blends a motion sensor lab with a digital "SmartGraph" tool to illustrate how a Position vs. Time graph can be used to find velocity. First, students use a digital graph sketcher to predict what a motion graph looks like at different speeds. Next, learners use a Vernier Go! motion device to record their own walking motion. The data from the motion sensing is automatically transmitted to the SmartGraph interface via a USB connection. Scaffolds are provided at intervals to help students calculate rise over run and understand how slope of a P/T graph is related to speed. This item is part of the Concord Consortium, a nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to transforming education through technology.

#### Subjects:

• Education > General
• Mathematics > General

#### Keywords:

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#### CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

#### CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Model with mathematics.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.A: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.8.EE.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.8.EE.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.B.4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x, y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.
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