Position-Time Graphs - Conceptual Analysis

Increasingly, colleges and employers want applicants with strong conceptual analysis skills, so give them some practice! Applying these skills to position-time graphs encourages synthesis of knowledge. To complete an installment of a series exploring dimensional kinematics, scholars work through three stages of problems covering matching words to velocity graphs, matching slopes to relative speed, and matching dot diagrams to velocity graphs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a review or formative assessment tool
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of slope, interpreting graphs, velocity, position, and negative velocity
  • Interactive works on all Internet-capable devices to encourage more independent study by using smartphones in the classroom
  • Links to related readings, Internet modules, and curriculum
  • Provides immediate feedback after each question
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