Illuminations: Two Runners

In this activity, students use a software simulation of two runners along a track.

Students control the speed and starting point of the runners, watch the race, examine the graphs, and analyze the time-versus-distance relationships. This activity helps students understand, describe, and compare situations involving constant rates of change.


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Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Ratios, Rates & Percents, Sports
K-6, Educator
5th Grade

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