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Exploring distance time graphs
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Introduction
- 1 Introduction
- 1.1 A shared understanding
- 1.2 Every picture tells a story
- 1.3 Time-series graphs
- 1.4 Graphical conversions
- 1.4.1 Introduction
- 1.4.2 Graphical conversions: drawing a straight-line graph
- 4.3 Graphical conversions: How do you use the graph?
- 1.4.4 Graphical conversions: How is the constant of proportionality represented on a graph?
- 1.4.5 Graphical conversions: How would you go about drawing a graph to convert from one scale to the other?
- 1.4.6 Graphical conversions: So what is the relationship between the two scales?
- 4.7 Graphical conversions: What is the relationship between the Fahrenheit and the Celsius scales?
- 1.4.8: Graphical conversions: summing up
- 1.5 Mathematical graphs
- 1.6 What story does this picture tell?
- 1.7 Every picture tells a story: summing up
- 1.8 Modelling a journey
- 1.8.1 Introduction
- 1.8.2 Distance, speed and time
- 1.8.3 Distance, speed and time: assumptions
- 1.8.4 Distance, time and speed: an example
- 1,8.5 Distance-time graphs: representing changes in speed
- 1.8.6 The final graph
- 1.8.7 Distance-time graphs: a mathematical story
- 1.8.8 Reading distance-time graphs: summing up
- 1.8.9 A mathematician’s journey
- 1.8.10 A mathematician’s journey: building a model
- 1.8.11 A mathematician’s journey: using the model for planning
- 1.8.12 Distance-time graphs: summing up
- 1.9 On the right lines
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