Sample Assessment

21 This is today’s assessment. You may recognize the graphs on page 1 from some of the mechanics Modeling Instruction materials available on the AMTA website. But I changed the question to fit my intent.

This student did a great job. Some students are still completely clueless. So we have some more work to do. I want to have an archive of practice problems for those kids who really need a lot of practice to get some things right. A lot of practice to build up enough myelin so that they can read a description of motion and make a position vs. time graph. If you look at the second page, I had a lot of kids who could draw the correct shape of the graph, and most of them even started the graph at the point (0s, 5m), but very few were able to put correct slopes in. So, more practice!

 

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2 responses to “Sample Assessment

  1. Was that originally a ranking task? I think I used it last week!

    • Yep! but we didn’t get to the details of differentiating displacement and distance traveled until today, after this assessment. I am sure the kids will be seeing these graphs again!

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