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Motion Sensor

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
Moving between representations is a key area of capability in mathematics.

This problem rests on the student visualising the motion from a graphical expression of the distance-time data.

Asking for a result in units other than those given on a graph scale involves a little problem solving but mostly relies on an ability to see the same quality (speed) expressed in more than one way (m/s or mph)