This virtual manipulative will the students learn about position, velocity and acceleration. Acceleration is the derivative of velocity with respect to time and the velocity is the derivative of position with respect to time. With the elimination of time, the relationship between the acceleration, velocity and position can be represented as x = v2 / 2a. In the stimulation, students will be able to move the man back and forth with the mouse and plot his motion. Some of the sample learning goals can be:
Interpret, predict and draw charts (position, velocity, and acceleration) for common situations.
Provide reasoning used to make sense of the charts.