Lesson Plan

# I was runnin'

Distance-Time Graphs
Chip M.
Classroom teacher
My Subjects Math
Objectives

Students will be able to...analyze a distance-time graph and discuss what is happening in terms of speed.

Subjects
Math
Science

#### 1 Hook

Show the following video of the tortoise and the hare.

Tortoise and Hare Video

Students should remember this story from their childhood.

After you show the video ask open-ended questions.

• How does the video relate to the topic?
• If we had to graph this what would it look like?
• How would we set-up the graph?

#### 2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Conversing

Show students examples of Distance-Time Graphs.

Distance-Time Graph Examples

#### 3 Guided Practice

Activity: Investigating

Revisit the tortoise and the hare example.  Discuss what the graphs might have looked like.  Graph both the tortoise and the hare results on one graph together as a class.  Use data points that the students come up with based on the race.

#### 4 Independent Practice

Activity: Creating

Using the runkeeper app on the iPad, have groups create their own senarios for distance-time graphs.  Have them do this for exactly 5 minutes.  When they are done have them chart their data on a distance-time graph.

#### 5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Conversing

Discuss and display students results based on their runkeeper information.  Have students present the information to the class.