This lesson is about moving between different representations of distance-time functions, namely between graphs, stories and tables. This activity should be given to the class as a formative assessment activity: it is designed to provide the teacher with information about the learners’ current levels of understanding.
During a short introduction the teacher displays a distance-time graph and three possible stories that could be described by the graph. Learners are asked to choose the correct story. After the introduction, the learner work in pairs or small groups on a card matching activity. They are given an A3 poster with 3 different sets of small cards (graph cards, story cards and table cards). They are asked to match the cards describing the same situation and to stick them on the poster. After the activity the teacher holds a class discussion aiming to go over the answers and to elicit something about the students’ understanding.
Note: This activity was designed as a formative assessment activity, in order to to provide the teacher with information about the learners’ current levels of understanding.