Position-Time Graphs - Conceptual Analysis

The Position-TIme Graphs - Conceptual Analysis Concept Builder is a concept-building tool that provides the learner with practice relating the features of a position-time graph to the motion of the object. The Concept Builder includes 46 questions grouped into 14 different Question Groups and spread across three different activities. Activity 1 - Words and Graphs - challenges the learner to inspect graph features and identify the line or lines on a graph that are characteristics of a particular type of motion (constant speed motion, changing speed motion, positive velocity, etc.). Activity 2 - Speed Rankings - challenges the learner to look at three lines on a position-time graph for three different objects' motion and to rank the speeds of the three objects from smallest to greatest. Activity 3 - Dots and Graphs - challenges learners to associate a dot diagram with a position-time graph. Question-specific help is provided for each question. Use of this Concept Builder with our Task Tracker system allows teachers to track student progress.

Launch Concept Builder

Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 16 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions (Teachers Only).

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.

And finally, we now offer a short 4-minute video tailored to the Concept Builder.