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Discussion: Understanding Distance, Speed, and Time Relationships Using Simulation Software tool
Topic: From physical to abstraction
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Subject:   RE: From physical to abstraction
Author: Murphey2104
Date: Aug 23 2007
Good idea!  Moving from physical to abstract is so hard for some kids.  Having
it truely relate to something they do would be wonderful.  

Having groups of kids vary one parameter at a time then discuss the outcomes
each found will move them toward the more abstract changes in the graph.  Have
kids create graphs and try to duplicate them on the simulator.  

It will also work well for a more abstract Algebra Class to reinforce linear
equation concepts:  slope, intercepts, parallel lines, perpendicular lines.,
etc.

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