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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Featured Early Years Foundation Stage; US Kindergarten
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This page contains a tool for monitoring, and generating graphs of, motion of the mouse. It also contains a number of problems which give opportunities to experiment with environments that generate motion graphs. Use the resources to generate discussion justifying graphs, determining the situation that has given risen to particular graphs and conjecturing.
This interactive environment
monitors the motion of your mouse and produces a displacement-time graph. Experiment with the interactivity and challenge yourself to draw different shaped graphs.
Take Your Dog for a Walk
is a good starting point to experiment with displacement-time graphs.
How can you make a curved graph?
Is there more than one way to obtain the same graph?
The notes contain graphs for you to try to replicate.
How Far Does it Move?
which investigates "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects the distance it travels as the polygon rolls.
Speeding Up, Slowing Down
of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its speed as the polygon rolls.
Up and Across
of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its vertical and horizontal movement as the polygon rolls.
Looking at the in
- when was the person moving fastest? Slowest?
Steady Free Fall
Can you adjust the wire curve in
so the bead drops with near constant vertical velocity?
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The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities can be found here.
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