Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Real-World Math with Computers

Real-World Math with Computers contains 29 activities that explore real-world applications of math concepts.


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.

Included with Real-World Math with Computers

  • 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).

Features listed above are only available when you purchase the lab book. They are not in the downloadable evaluation PDFs.


Select an experiment below to view an overview, objectives, necessary probeware, and standards correlations.

1Walk the Line - Straight Line Distance Graphs
2Making Cents of Math: Linear Relationship between Weight and Quantity
3Pool Plunge - Linear Relationship between Water Depth and Pressure
4Funnel Volumes - Volume and Weight
5Keep It Bottled Up - Rates of Pressure Increase
6Clock Design: Period and Length of a Simple Pendulum
7Mix It Up - Mixing Liquids of Different Temperatures
8Spring Thing - Newton's Second Law
9Stretch It to the Limit - The Linear Force Relation for a Rubber Band
10What Goes Up - Position and Time for a Cart on a Ramp
11That's the Way the Ball Bounces - Height and Time for a Bouncing Ball
12Walk This Way - Definition of Rate
13Velocity Test - Interpreting Graphs
14From Here to There - Applications of the Distance Formula
15Under Pressure - The Inverse Relationship between Pressure and Volume
16Light at A Distance - Distance and Intensity
17Chill Out: How Hot Objects Cool
18Charging Up, Charging Down - Charging a Capacitor
19Bounce Back - The Pattern of Rebound Heights
20Sour Chemistry - The Exponential pH Change
21Swinging Ellipses - Plotting an Ellipse
22Lights Out! - Periodic Phenomena
23Tic, Toc: Pendulum Motion
24Stay Tuned: Sound Waveform Models
25Up And Down: Damped Harmonic Motion
26How Tall? Describing Data with Statistical Plots
27And Now, the Weather - Describing Data with Statistics
28Meet You at the Intersection: Solving a System of Linear Equations
29Titration Curves: An Application of the Logistic Function
Motion Detector
Dual-Range Force Sensor
Gas Pressure Sensor
Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
Light Sensor
TI Light Probe
Voltage Probe
pH Sensor


National and State Standards Correlations

Meet your state and national curriculum standards with experiments from Real-World Math with Computers. National and State Standard Correlations

Ordering Information

This product is discontinued and no longer available.

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