Graph Shots

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This interactive game from the Association for Science Education (ASE) tackling the interpretation of distance/time graphs in the context of a football match. Graph Shots is an interactive game that develops students' understanding of distance/time graphs. Students compare graphs with written accounts and video footage of a football match, which demonstrate a different key point at each level of the game. Graph measurements are taken as distance traveled from the player's own goal line in the time shown by the video timer. There are six levels to the game:

  • Level One - what does a horizontal line mean?
  • Level Two - what does it mean when a slope becomes steeper?
  • Level Three - what does a downwards-sloping line mean?
  • Levels Four-Six - practice makes perfect! After each level students are given an opportunity to record the key point before moving onto the next level. Finally, students are given multiple-choice questions to review their knowledge. They can print out these questions with their answers.
  • Graph shots could be used to introduce or review concepts of distance/time graphs wherever teachers site them within their curriculum.
  • Graph Shots Interactive Resource

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