Distance vs. Displacement Concept Builder

Distance vs. Displacement is a Concept Builder that challenges learners to apply the definitions of distance and displacement in order to determine the numerical values of distance and displacement for a multi-segment motion. There are nine different situations and three different levels of difficulty. In each situation, the learner is presented with a verbal description of a situation and must determine the distance and the magnitude and direction of the displacement. Question-specific help is provided for each of the situations. The built-in score-keeping makes this Interactive a perfect candidate for a classroom activity.

Launch Concept Builder

Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and begin. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the nine different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.


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