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[Three Acts] Stopping Distance Makeover

Act One

Show this video. Ask students what questions they have. 

 

Act Two

Give the students these photos. From these they should be able to figure out the distances travelled by the car, but you may wan to point out those handy reference points in the background (hint: the parking spots).

 

Act 3

Chart of relationship between stopping distance and speed

I don’t know exactly what Act 3 should look like. Would a graph make the most sense? A function in standard form? Would an image overlay of the car in all four positions work the best (I don’t have the tools to make this on my current computer)?

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