Elevator Operator (Line Graphs)

Operate an elevator in an old apartment building. Pick up and drop off residents where they want to go. A line graph shows where the elevator traveled over time. Operate the elevator either by using the standard up and down controls, or by building a graph to program where you want it to go.

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  • Find and interpret the coordinates of a point on a graph.
  • Connect the motion of an elevator to its representation on a line graph.
    • Line with a positive slope represents elevator going up.
    • Line with a negative slope represents elevator going down.
    • Horizontal line represents elevator at rest.
    • Steeper lines represent faster motion.
  • Interpret the story of motion depicted by a line graph.
  • coordinates, horizontal axis, line graph, slope, vertical axis