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Tool: Understanding Distance, Speed, and Time Relationships Using Simulation Software
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Description: In this activity, students investigate how changing starting position and step size affect the graph of time versus distance.
Technology Type: Java Applet
Authors: Tierney
Cornelia
Ricardo Nemirovsky
Tracy Noble
and Doug Clements
NCTM
Language: English
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Single Runner
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 Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: fibomath, Jun 29 2009 03:06:34:953PM Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings Ability to meet my goals: Effective Recommended for: Math 5: Ratio and proportion; Math 6: Equations and functions, Ratio and proportion; Math 7: Equations and functions, Ratio and proportion; Algebra: Functions / Relations Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: GGG, Mar 21 2008 04:24:58:550AM Appropriate for: introduction to a concept Ability to meet my goals: Effective Recommended for: Math 4: Equations and functions, Data analysis; Math 5: Equations and functions, Data analysis Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: mbackus, Jan 22 2008 08:26:03:507PM Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique, advanced investigations Ability to meet my goals: Very Effective Recommended for: Algebra Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Darline, Jul 10 2007 12:10:39:017PM Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique Ability to meet my goals: Effective Recommended for: Math 7: Fractions, Equations and functions, Linear relationships, Ratio and proportion, Rect coordinate geometry, Geometry in the plane, Measurement Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: D_Matt, Jun 27 2007 01:35:00:030PM Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique Ability to meet my goals: Effective Recommended for: Math 7: Algebra and expressions, Equations and functions, Linear relationships, Ratio and proportion, Geometry in the plane, Measurement Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: M G, Jan 16 2007 07:50:42:527PM What did students learn? reinforcement of slope intercept formula and meaning behind Recommended for: Math 7: Equations and functions, Linear relationships; Algebra: Functions / Relations, Linear Equations, Analyzing Linear Data Read the full length reviews for this resource