I was runnin'
Show the following video of the tortoise and the hare.
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
Show students examples of Distance-Time Graphs.
Have a conversation about what the students notice about the graphs.
3 Guided Practice
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
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.
Discuss and display students results based on their runkeeper information. Have students present the information to the class.