Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Investigation of Distance and Time Graphs Using a CBR - Section 4: Exit Slip


An extension that I wanted to add to this lesson to develop a deeper understanding for students was to compare d=rt + 0 to y=mx + b. If time permits in a future lesson, I will have students write the equations of the lines from the distance-time graph as a piecewise function.  With m=r and d=y and t=x.  This extension would also help students not only see the relationship between the two formulas but also review how to write domain and range for the restricted line segments.

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Investigation of Distance and Time Graphs Using a CBR

Unit 1: Introduction to Functions
Lesson 8 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze and draw the graphs of distance over time, as well as determine the increasing, decreasing, and constant intervals.

Big Idea: To match graphs to a student walking in real time to develop a conceptual understanding of distance over time and compare it to speed over time.

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linear functions, Math, Algebra, distance, speed, develop a conceptual understanding, students walking with a CBR, y=mx + b, function
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