Linear and Angular Speed (Circular Motion) Math Lib Activity
Students will practice finding linear and angular speed with this “Math Lib” activity.
Questions include: finding linear speed given diameter/radius/circumference and rotations per minute (rpm), finding angular speed given rotations per minute, finding angular speed given diameter and linear speed, find rpm given linear speed, finding the rpm in a double-pulley problem given the rpm of one of the pulleys, and finding the linear speed given the angular speed and radius.
The answer at each of the 10 stations will give them a piece to a story (who, doing what, with who, where, when, etc.) This is a much more fun approach to multiple choice, and the students adore reading the story to the class. They get very excited to see which of their teachers is the "star" of the story.
New: ALL slides are given in an editable format so you are free to personalize the story for your students. PowerPoint is required to edit. Only story elements can be changed, not the actual problems.
This activity works very well in conjunction with my This activity works very well in conjunction with my Pre-Calculus Trigonometric Functions Unit.
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