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Kits for Students

First Simulators: SpaceBall - Age:12+

Spaceball Get your kiddies (6th grade and up) to make this simulator of a ball bouncing back and forth in space.
Spaceball.gif
Kit is a zip that includes starter GeoGebra file, complete illustrated directions, images, good questions (with answers) and completed Simulator.
  • Keywords: simulator

DST: Car Race Simulator - Age:13+

Car Race Simulator Get your kiddies (7th grade and up) to make these simulators.
  1. A car driving to point B from point A at a constant speed.
  2. Add a variable starting point.
  3. Two cars (add another car).
Carrace1 anim.gif _ _ _ Carrace2 anim.gif
Kit is a zip that includes completed GeoGebra simulators (projector sized), complete illustrated directions, images, good questions for each simulator and educator's pages with answers.
  • Keywords: DST, distance, speed, time, linear, linear equations, linear functions, slope, simulator

Related Rates: Ships on the Sea - Age:Calculus+

A GeoGebra simulator - giving all of the construction and mathematics - for thinking about the related rates problems of ships moving in different directions and at different speeds.

Directions and Good Questions or TMA Article Abstract

Relrates anim.gif
  • Related topics: Calculus
  • Keywords: related rates, calculus, speed, simulator
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Classroom Simulators

Driving Right: Relates Pythagoras, proportions and speeds DST

Driving right.jpg
Projector resolutions: FireFox or Internet Explorer
  • After opening simulator, click and drag speed (velocity) sliders as desired. Then, click on the PLAY BUTTON below and left of (0,0).
You can move A and C and then B - ΔABC will always be a right-triangle.
Suggestions for use: Find A, B and C and velocities that make John and Kevin arrive at the same time.
  • Related topics: Pythagoras
  • Keywords: pythagoras, proportions, speed, simulator (Idea by Dani Novak.)

Free Fall: Vertical Projectile Motion

Htm.gif Animated Vertical Motion Free Fall Activity for Algebra 1
Motion v.jpg
Classroom simulator with more options and control than the simulator kit for students.
h(t) = h0 + v0t − 16t2 (ft) or h(t) = h0 + v0t − 4.9t2 (m). Input values: 0 < h0 < 1000 and − 100 < v0 < 100 and choose units (ft or m).
Online Activity     School Version (GeoGebra Webstart) Zip.gif  Projector Versions Zip.gif   Completely offline download coming soon.
  • Related topics: Quadratics
  • Keywords: quadratics, free fall, vertical motion, gravity, speed, simulator

Car Race Classroom Simulator

Car-Race InterActivity - Investigating Slope and Intercept
Car race anim.gif
Classroom simulator with more options and control than the simulator kit for students.
Available online or downloadable for offline/classroom projector use.
  • Related topics: Linear Equations
  • Keywords: DST, distance, speed, time, linear, linear equations, linear functions, slope, simulator

Boat in the River Current

InterActivity/Simulation/Animation for Boats in the River Problems
WindCurrent.gif
Set the speed of the current, the speed of the boat in still water and the direction of the boat (downstream/upstream) and see what happens.
Relate this to the system of two linear equations in two unknowns.
  Now a complete interactivity with student handouts and teacher guides with answers!
  • Related topics: Systems of Linear Equations
  • Keywords: DST, distance, speed, time, linear, linear equations, systems, simulator, interactivity

Folding Box Problem

Htm.gifSimulation for Folding Box - Finding Maximum Volume   Zip.gif Zip for School   Zip.gif Zip for Offline

A GeoGebra simulator for the folding box - extreme value problem.

Box folding.png
  • Related topics: Calculus
  • Keywords: extreme values, maximum, minimum, extrema, calculus, folding box, simulator

Created by Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska Contact For more activities by Dr. Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska, visit GeoGebra at Math247