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This activity models the height of a projectile with the TI-83+ graphing calculator. The topics covered are gravity, acceleration due to gravity, rate of change, and height in a real world situation that students might one day have to solve. This presentation would fit into the physics or math curriculum best, but it could be used to teach students how to interpret graphs from the calculator in a different course that isn’t worried about the equations behind it.


Questions, comments or suggestions about this model may be sent to:
Dr. Leigh Little, The College at Brockport (7 kB)
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TI calculator