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2010 Summer Meeting

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 17-21, 2010
Portland, Oregon

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Using Graphing Calculators in the Classroom
  Location: Cramer Hall 225
  Date: Saturday, Jul.17
  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $40.00
Nonmember: $65.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Physics in High Schools
  Co-Sponsor(s): None
  Leader(s): Lee Trampleasure,
  Co-Leader(s): None
  Description In this workshop participants will conduct a few classic kinematic experiments and analyze their data using TI 83/84 graphing calculators. Classroom-ready handouts (using TI key fonts) will be provided to work through entering the data into the calculators, graphing the data, and fitting equations to the data. The workshop will use lower tech data collection (stopwatches, tape timers, metersticks) to avoid the "black box" confusion often presented by computerized motion detectors--however teachers may also use photogates to generate the data that students enter into their calculators. We'll also explore using the "Draw Tangent" feature to calculate the instantaneous velocity of objects from an x/t graph. Calculators will be provided, but teachers are encouraged to bring their own if they have one. This workshop is Modeling friendly.
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