THE problem pack to help your students master the grueling first days of linear motion! Field-tested with hundreds of students and years in the classroom, designed to get maximum results with minimum time invested for both student and teacher!
This bundle contains Activities 1-5 from Unit 3 (see my store page for more information on each activity).
This mini-bundle presents 85 questions covering all basic linear motion equations and topics. Problems use a variety of situations and diagrams to help engage students. Multiple choice problems contain distractors designed to capitalize on common student errors.
Linear motion is one of the most crucial units of the year for two main reasons. First, the equations and ideas taught in linear motion are used in almost every unit in the rest of the year. Thus, errors that aren't addressed early will continue to haunt students well beyond this unit. Second, this is students' first foray into what I call 'algebra boot camp'. Students who are weak in algebraic manipulation need extra work early on to help them survive the algebra over the rest of the year. These problems are designed to help students find and recognize their mistakes in each equation and topic.
- v = d/t
- vf = vi + at
- a = Δv / t
- d = vit + (1/2)at²
- vf² = vi² + 2ad
- vavg = (vi + vf) / 2
Correlates with standards and questions on the New York State Regents Exam in Physics. Also aligns strongly with many other standardized test questions in linear motion (AP Physics 1/2, SAT II Physics).
- Solving v = d/t for all variables
- Distinguishing between speed and velocity
- Distinguishing between distance and displacement
- Solving problems with relative motion (two objects concurrently in motion)
- Solving vf = vi + at for all variables
- Verbally distinguishing between acceleration and velocity
- Solving d = vit + (1/2)at² for displacement
- Solving d = vit + (1/2)at² for acceleration
- Solving d = vit + (1/2)at² for time when object starts at rest
- Solving vf² = vi² + 2ad for all variables
- Understanding that when solving for velocity, the answer could be positive or negative
- Correctly accounting for direction in problems
- Using direction in answers, both with and without cues
- Solving for the average velocity given the initial and final velocities (with constant acceleration)
- Solving for the initial or final velocity given the average velocity (with constant acceleration)
- 61 short answer questions
- 25 multiple choice questions
- Activity comes in PDF format, ensuring accurate reprints