Day 21: A Buggy Lab Warm Up Question

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

So after running the buggy lab yesterday, I knew we needed to check in on what the students understood. The following warm up question worked great:

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Note: tick refers to a metronome.

I’d guess 80% of the students got the 9th position of the buggy correct and were able to reasonably describe how they found an average ∆x from the provided data.

Below are a couple of the more elegant solutions. Here’s a pretty textbook solution:

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Smart approach to find x9 from x6:

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