Real-World Math with Vernier

Real-World Math with Vernier

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Real-World Math with Vernier


Real-World Math with Vernier: Connecting Math and Science contains 32 activities that explore real-world mathematical applications of concepts from algebra through calculus.

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Real-World Math with Vernier includes 32 activities covering concepts such as linear, quadratic, and periodic functions; statistics; systems of equations; and many more. The activities found in the printed book are written for use with TI-Nspire™ technology.

Real-World Math with Vernier is a revision and compilation of the earlier Texas Instruments publications Real-World Math with the CBL 2 and LabPro and Real-World Math Made Easy, and the Vernier publication Real-World Math with Computers.

Table of Contents

ExperimentSuggested Products
1Walk the Line - Straight Line Distance GraphsMotion Detector
2Making Cents of Math: Linear Relationship between Weight and QuantityDual-Range Force Sensor
3Pool Plunge - Linear Relationship between Water Depth and PressureGas Pressure Sensor
4Funnel Volumes - Volume and WeightDual-Range Force Sensor
5Keep It Bottled Up - Rates of Pressure IncreaseGas Pressure Sensor
6Mix It Up - Mixing Liquids of Different TemperaturesStainless Steel Temperature Probe (2)
7Spring Thing - Newton's Second LawDual-Range Force Sensor, Motion Detector
8Stretch It to the Limit - The Linear Force Relation for a Rubber BandDual-Range Force Sensor, Motion Detector
9What Goes Up - Position and Time for a Cart on a RampMotion Detector
10That's the Way the Ball Bounces - Height and Time for a Bouncing BallMotion Detector
11Walk This Way - Definition of RateMotion Detector
12Velocity Test - Interpreting GraphsMotion Detector
13From Here to There - Applications of the Distance FormulaMotion Detector (2)
14Under Pressure - The Inverse Relationship between Pressure and VolumeGas Pressure Sensor
15Light at A Distance - Distance and IntensityLight Sensor
16Chill Out: How Hot Objects CoolEasyTemp
17Charging Up, Charging Down - Charging a CapacitorVoltage Probe
18Bounce Back - The Pattern of Rebound HeightsMotion Detector
19Sour Chemistry - The Exponential pH ChangepH Sensor
20Swinging Ellipses - Plotting an EllipseMotion Detector
21Lights Out! - Periodic PhenomenaLight Sensor
22Tic, Toc: Pendulum MotionMotion Detector
23Stay Tuned: Sound Waveform ModelsMicrophone
24Up And Down: Damped Harmonic MotionMotion Detector
25How Tall? Describing Data with Statistical PlotsMotion Detector
26And Now, the Weather - Describing Data with StatisticsStainless Steel Temperature Probe
27Meet You at the Intersection: Solving a System of Linear EquationsMotion Detector (2)
28Titration Curves: An Application of the Logistic FunctionpH Sensor
29Clock Design: Period and Length of a Simple PendulumMotion Detector
30Graph It in Pieces: Piecewise Defined FunctionsMotion Detector
31Stepping to the Greatest Integer: The Greatest Integer FunctionCBR 2
32Crawling Around: Parametric PlotsMotion Detector (2)

What's Included

Electronic Version

  • Complete student activities with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Instructions for data collection with the following data-collection programs:
    • EasyData (TI-83/84 Plus calculators)
    • DataQuest (TI-Nspire handhelds and computer software)
    • Logger Pro 3 (Vernier computer software)
  • Teacher Information section for each activity with complete directions for setting up activities, helpful tips, and sample graphs and data
  • Word-processing files of the student experiments, so you can edit the files to match your teaching preferences
  • A generous site license—buy one book and duplicate the experiments for your class

Printed Lab Book

When you buy the printed lab book you receive all of the resources listed for the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.

Sample Download

Preview “Funnel Volumes – Volume and Weight” from Real-World Math with Vernier. The preview download includes student instructions, teacher tips, sample data, and more.

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