The direction you move, the speed you travel, and the rate at which you change your direction and speed all have an effect on the shape of a Distance-Time plot. Would it be possible to use these factors to plot specific shapes on the calculator while moving in front of the CBR? Is it possible to plot any shape you desire on the screen? What determines if a shape can be plotted by your motion in front of the CBR?
In this activity you will:Materials Needed
- Discover what type of shapes can be plotted as a result of your motion in front of the CBR.
- Observe which shapes can and cannot be made with a Distance-Time plot.
- Determine a rule for which shapes can be made by walking in front of the CBR.
- CBR unit
- TI-83 and calculator-to-CBR cable
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