Day 82: Walk the Walk (before you Talk the Talk)

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When introducing distance-time graphs I like to have the students “walk the walk” first. They use Vernier motion detectors and match their movement to a graph (each student does a different one). The get very competitive and enjoy the chance to redo the graph as often as they want to in order to get the best fit. When a student ask why they have to do it I am confident in explaining that kinesthetic learning will allow them to make a real connection between the graph and what it is telling them. They always agree! I can always refer back to this activity and students remember how it felt.

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