Day 6: Which Graph Do You Like Better and Why?

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College-Prep Physics: This is a revision of Friday’s graphing lesson that I was able to use with another class today. We compared individual attributes of two handwritten bouncy ball graphs. Compared titles, axes labels, axes scale, BFL, graphing all data vs. average, etc. Because not everyone voted when we did show of hands, I had kids stand on opposite sides of the room to vote on which graph they liked best for each attribute.

Students then made their own Bouncy Ball graph in light of the previous discussion.

NOTE: I need to make a better handout next year. Plus, I never got around to writing the BFL equation and slope calculations for the first graph.

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HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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