Learning objects Triathlon: elite triathletes

TLF ID L1103

Compile a news article reporting results of a major triathlon. Compare graphs of four triathletes' performance (distance against time) for the swimming, running and cycling legs of the course. Interpret the graphs to answer questions about each of the race legs and the overall performance of the four triathletes. Insert your answers into the race report. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students interpret distance-time graphs.
  • Students estimate speed from distance-time graphs.
Educational value
  • Introduces distance-time graphs by using animations of triathlon activities.
  • Students interpret distance-time graphs to answer questions about race performances of individual triathletes.
  • Students interpret distance-time graphs to compare race performances of a group of triathletes.
  • Repeat use is encouraged through options to select from a variety of courses and triathletes.
Year level

8

Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Concept
    • Mathematics/Lines
    • Mathematics/Variables
    • Mathematics/Number relationships
    • Mathematics/Pattern perception
    • Mathematics/Data analysis
    • Mathematics/Data interpretation
    • Mathematics/Coordinates
    • Mathematics/Gradient
    • Mathematics/Graphs
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Rod Rees
    • Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
    • Address: Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Howard Reeves
    • Address: Lindisfarne TAS 7015 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 23 Dec 2015
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 6.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 8.0 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: X
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: Vista
    Rights
    • © 2015 Education Services Australia Ltd, except where indicated in Acknowledgements.