Thurs. Feb 20, 2014
After a recent quiz I realized my physics students still needed help connecting position vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time graphs. I came up with the following Graph Matching Game.
Groups were each given 12 cards that each had a x vs. t, v vs. t, and a vs. t graph drawn. #1) Sort the 12 cards into a pile that is correct as is, and a pile that is incorrect, in some way, as drawn. #2) Take the pile of incorrect graphs and modify them is some way to be correct. NOTE: I laminated these cards so they could be drawn on, erased, and used again. #3) Join with another group and check each others work. NOTE: There could be more then one correct way to modify graphs to be correct.
This is as far as we got today. I have an idea for tomorrow as to how the groups can confirm their answers.