### Distance-Time Graphs

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Create a graph of a runner's position versus time and watch the runner complete a 40-yard dash based on the graph you made. Notice the connection between the slope of the line and the speed of the runner. What will the runner do if the slope of the line is zero? What if the slope is negative? Add a second runner (a second graph) and connect real-world meaning to the intersection of two graphs.

### User Lesson Materials (9):

• EL Staff
##### Constructing Explanations – Claim, Evidence, Reasoning: Distance-Time Graphs

Constructing Explanations – Claim, Evidence, Reasoning: Distance-Time Graphs

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##### Playing catch up - modeling sceanrios

Students represent the race scenarios in the videos using the gizmo

Designed For:  General/Consumer Math, Pre-Algebra

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##### Piecewise functions

Create a simple piecewise function with the distance-time graph

Designed For:  Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus

• ##### Distance time Graphs Application

I use the attached assignment to assess whether my 8th grade students can apply the patterns observed to a unique situation.

• ##### Distance Time Graph Assessment of Understanding

I used the screen shot tool and simple scenarios to see if students could match them up to see if they had an understanding of the Distance Time Graphs.

Designed For:  Middle School Physical Science

### User Recommendations (14):

• ##### One of the best computer lab simulations that I have used with my students to introduce motion graphs!

Recommended For:  Middle School Physical Science

• ##### See how to use this Gizmo to teach piecewise functions- YouTube Video: Y93FZgCe48s

Recommended For:  Algebra II, Pre-Calculus

• ##### Great Distance Time Gizmo!

Recommended For:  Algebra I, Pre-Algebra

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