Triathlon: assessment: teacher guide


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This guide is intended for use with Triathlon: assessment (L8274). It aims to help you interpret the student report generated by that object.

The report consists of the student's responses to questions based on interpreting information on a distance–time graph. There is also a self-assessment section to be completed by the student on paper, as well as a section for the teacher's assessment comments. You need to ask the student to print out the report and fill in the 'Student comments' section.

Here are some key details about Triathlon: assessment.
Triathlon: assessment (L8274)
Description Test your understanding of distance–time graphs. For example, look closely at graphs of a triathlete's performance (distance against time) for the swimming, running and cycling legs of a triathlon. Interpret the graphs to answer questions about each of the race legs and the overall performance of that triathlete. Compare the triathlete's cycle leg performance against that of other competitors, then similarly compare the triathlete's overall performance in the triathlon. Insert your answers into a race report. Print out the report of your results and complete a self-assessment section to indicate your strengths and weaknesses in interpreting the information in the graphs.
Year level/s 8–9
Learning objectives
  • Students interpret distance–time graphs to:
    a) find the time elapsed by reading values from the horizontal axis
    b) find the distance covered by reading values from the vertical axis
    c) identify how slope relates to average speed.
  • Students interpret and compare several lines of data in distance–time graphs.
Related learning objects
  • Triathlon: triathlete (L758)