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Moving Man for Algebra-Based Physics

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Wendy Adams, a professor at UNC, recently used the Moving Man Lab in her algebra-based physics course alongside a physical lab with motion detectors. Here’s what she said:

“It was amazing to see the difference. When they used Moving Man there was a lot of very productive physics talk. When using the motion detectors, there was some good talk but it came with long breaks of trying to make sure they accomplished the given movement, printed and labeled their graphs, etc… I was amazed at how effective and efficiently the activity worked with Moving Man. So were the other faculty.”

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  1. Excellent story indeed. My teacher has been seeking for a similar content.

  2. Moving Man Lab is great for algebra-based physics courses and physical labs with motion detectors.

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