Learning objects Triathlon: triathlete

TLF ID L758

Compile a news article reporting results of a major triathlon. Look closely at graphs of a triathlete's 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 triathlete. 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
  • Demonstrates how distance-time graphs represent real-life situations and how to interpret them.
  • Students manipulate scales to extract quantitative data from graphs.
  • Students interpret and compare information presented in graphs.
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;
    • Multiple choice questions
    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 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Howard Reeves
    • Address: Hobart TAS 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: 3.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 3.0 (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.

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