Real-world Math with CBL2 and LabPro

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Real-World Math with CBL 2™ and LabPro contains 31 activities that explore real-world applications of math concepts using TI Graphing Calculators.

Concepts from algebra through calculus are covered. Activities cover a wide variety of topics, including linear, quadratic, and periodic functions, statistics, systems of equations, and many more. A variety of sensors are used, including motion detectors, temperature sensors, force sensors, microphones, etc.

 
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Experiments using a Motion Detector
Walk the line: Straight Line Distance Graphs
Clock Design: Period and Length of a Simple Pendulum (1)
Spring Thing: Newton's Second Law (also Force Sensor)
Stretch It to the Limit: The Linear Force Relation for a Rubber Band
What Goes Up: Position and Time for a Cart on a Ramp
That's the Way the Ball Bounces: Height and Time for a Bouncing Ball
Walk This Way: Definition of Rate
Velocity Test: Interpreting Graphs
From Here to There: Applications of the Distance Formula
Bounce Back: The Pattern of Rebound Heights
Swinging Ellipses: Plotting an Ellipse
Tic Toc: Pendulum Motion
Up And Down: Damped Harmonic Motion
How Tall?: Describing Data With Statistical Plots
Meet You at the Intersection: Solving A System of Linear Equations
Match It, Graph-It: Piecewise Defined Functions (2)
Stepping to the Greatest Integer (2)
Crawling Around: Parametric Plots (2)

Experiments using a Force Sensor 
Making Cents of Math: Linear Relationship between Weight and Quantity
Funnel Volumes: Volume and Weight
Spring Thing: Newton's Second Law
Stretch It to the Limit: The Linear Force Relation for a Rubber Band

Experiments using a Microphone
Stay Tuned: Sound Waveform Models Gas Pressure Sensor 
Pool Plunge: Linear Relationship between Water Depth and Pressure
Keep It Bottled Up: Rates of Pressure Increase
Under Pressure: The Inverse Relationship between Pressure and Volume

 

Experiments using a pH Sensor
Sour Chemistry: The Exponential pH Change
Titration Curves: An Application of the Logistic Function

Experiments using a Temperature Probe
Mix It Up: Mixing Liquids of Different Temperatures
Chill Out: How Hot Objects Cool
And Now, the Weather: Describing Data with Statistic

Experiments using a Light Sensor
Light at A Distance: Distance and Intensity
Lights Out!: Periodic Phenomena

Experiments using a Voltage Probe 
Charging Up, Charging Down: Charging A Capacitor

(1) Only in the computer book

(2) Only in the calculator book

Each Vernier Lab Book includes:

 

 

Complete student experiments with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions.

 

 

Teacher Information section for each experiment with complete directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data.

 

 

Word-processing files of the student sections on a CD so that any experiment may be easily edited to your specifications (Microsoft Word for Macintosh and Windows files). Each CD includes both the computer and calculator version of each student experiment!

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