written by
Gary Gladding
published by
the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group

This interactive homework problem shows a graph of velocity versus time for a moving object and the user is asked to find the final position. The problem is accompanied by a sequence of questions designed to encourage critical thinking and conceptual analysis. It is part of a larger collection of interactive problems developed by the Illinois Physics Education Research Group.

9-12: 2A/H1. Mathematics is the study of quantities and shapes, the patterns and relationships between quantities or shapes, and operations on either quantities or shapes. Some of these relationships involve natural phenomena, while others deal with abstractions not tied to the physical world.

2C. Mathematical Inquiry

9-12: 2C/H3. To be able to use and interpret mathematics well, it is necessary to be concerned with more than the mathematical validity of abstract operations and to take into account how well they correspond to the properties of the things represented.

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion

6-8: 4F/M3a. An unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed or direction of motion, or both.

9. The Mathematical World

9C. Shapes

9-12: 9C/H1. Distances and angles that are inconvenient to measure directly can be found from measurable distances and angles using scale drawings or formulas.

12. Habits of Mind

12B. Computation and Estimation

6-8: 12B/M3. Calculate the circumferences and areas of rectangles, triangles, and circles, and the volumes of rectangular solids.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Alignments

Standards for Mathematical Practice (K-12)

MP.1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Geometry (K-8)

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface
area, and volume. (6)

6.G.1 Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure,
area, surface area, and volume. (7)

7.G.6 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. (8)

8.G.7 Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.

High School — Functions (9-12)

Interpreting Functions (9-12)

F-IF.5 Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes.^{?}

High School — Geometry (9-12)

Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations (9-12)

G-GPE.7 Use coordinates to compute perimeters of polygons and areas of triangles and rectangles, e.g., using the distance formula.^{?}

<a href="http://www.compadre.org/portal/items/detail.cfm?ID=6384">Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: v versus t. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006.</a>

G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/01/IE_v_vs_t).

G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: v versus t, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/01/IE_v_vs_t>.

Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: v versus t. Retrieved March 31, 2015, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/01/IE_v_vs_t

Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: v versus t. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/01/IE_v_vs_t (accessed 31 March 2015).

Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: v versus t. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 31 Mar. 2015 <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/01/IE_v_vs_t>.

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A link to the full collection of interactive homework tutorials by the same author. Included are problems designed for a variety of physics courses, including preparatory, algebra-based, and calculus-based. Topics include mechanics, light, electricity and magnetism, thermal physics, waves and quantum mechanics, and modern physics.