Tuesday, April 12, 2011

D = RT; Using A Remote Control Car To Solve Equations

Got a remote control car (or know someone that does)? Bring it in to class and have your students bring in their own remote control cars so that we can learn how to solve and manipulate equations.

What you will need:
*Remote Control Car
*Stop Watch
*Track or Field
*Pen and Paper

Iron Man Car
Young Mind

Stop Watch

Using Our Distance Formula:

D = RT

1) Measure off a specific distance on the track
2) Have a student be in charge of the stop watch and the remote control car
3) Use the information attained to determine the rate at which the car travels
4) See what happens if you increase the distance
5) Use the information to restrict and solve for the other variables

Have some fun with your Algebra!


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