# The Hurdles Race

Time

We would like to apologise that our scheduled broadcast of the finals of the hurdles race cannot take place. Instead, the race between Ms Green, Mr Blue and Miss Red will be bought to you by the voice talent of a student from this class! Please stand by for the live commentary.

#### Plotting Graphs

Complete a table of values then plot the corresponding points to create a graph. So far this activity has been accessed 29051 times and 768 Transum Trophies have been awarded for completing it.

## Hurdles Race

#### A Visual Aid

This activity presents a distance/time graph as a real, living graph. The notion of passing time is simulated by the slow reveal of the graph from left to right. A student volunteer giving a live commentary is interpreting the meaning of the graph in a very vivid, familiar way.

The controls at the bottom right of the panel above can be used by the teacher to control the progress of the race. Running it a second or third time will allow your student commentator to improve their performance.

Recordings of any particularly good commentaries would be gratefully received to be posted on this page!

Introducing distance-time graphs is best done using the Helicopter View animation.

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#### Travel Graphs

Test your understanding of distance-time and speed-time graphs with this self-marking exercise.
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www.transum.org/go/?to=travelgraphs

#### Reading Graphs and Charts

Answer real-life problems from different types of graphs and charts including piece-wise linear graphs.
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#### Helicopter View

A good introduction to distance-time graphs
The short web address is:
www.transum.org/go/?to=helicopter

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