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Subject:   RE: Understanding Distance, Speed, and Time Relationships Using Simulation Software
Author: gnarly_buttons
Date: Jan 27 2008
On May 25 2007, DebbieBau wrote:
> I agree.  Plus this tool allows for several questions like:
1)
> When can the two graphs be parallel?
2)  When can the two graphs
> start from the same point?
3)  Set up parameters in the applet to
> show the situation where the girl and boy start at the house, run in
> the same direction, but the girl finishes 20 seconds ahead of the
> boy.

(Just some ideas!)

When a student tries question 3, do you think they will just do trial and error,
or will they actually try to use some mathematical principles?

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