February 2015 archive

Graph Matching

Horizontal Line graph

This is the graph which we needed to make the line horizontal. To achieve this, we needed to stay still.

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This is the graph that has a line that decreases smoothly. To match this graph, we had to walk forward at a constant speed.


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This is the graph that increases smoothly. To match this graph, we had to walk backwards in a constant speed.


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This is the zig zag graph. To make this graph, we walked both backwards and forwards in a random pace.

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To match this graph, first we had to find the position that matches the graph which are the very first position, and the position when the graph increases, and then the position when the graph decreases. Then we counted the seconds and moved to the positions we found at the correct time.


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The graph was hard to match so it isn’t matched well. However, to match this graph, when the line is in the position 0 for the y-axis, we had to stop. To make the first area that decreases, we had to move forward at a speed that is not too fast and not too slow. Then to make the second area which is when the graph moves up we had to move back at a speed that is faster than the previous speed. Then, we had to move forward fastly and go back as fast as possible and stop for a few seconds. Finally, we had to move backwards as fast as possible and come back.

We couldn’t do the graph E. However, the graph looks like this:

Velocity vs. Time (01E)


To match this graph, first you have to walk backward. First you should walk slowly and gradually increase the speed. As you get to the end of the increasing line, you should keep on walking at the same constant speed which should be the fastest speed. Then you go forward and keep walking but adjust the speed so that it will become a tiny bit slower. Then for the last second or so, stand still.




Responding to When We Were Two by Robert Newton


Silent Darkness:

“Go home” I yell

Lowers himself on the billycart

“I’m not taking you”

I scream with rage

Convincing him to budge

“Suit yourself” I give up

He shuffles closer

Breaks into a smile

and squeezes my hand silently

I am reading a book called “When we were Two” which is written by Robert Newton. I started reading this book few days ago, so I don’t really know what is the main story, however, this book seems to be a moving book. I think this because in the first page, there is a dialogue that says “I’m sorry Eddie, It’s the only way”. I used ‘”Go home'” I yell’ for the first verse because this sentence starts the scene where the main character Dan and his brother Eddie meets after Dan leaves their house. This sentence makes a scary tone and a surprising mood. I ended this poem with a happy ending. In the book, Eddie squeezes Dan’s hands because of frightness in the dark which can be read in page 7, but I also felt that Eddie squeezed Dan’s hand becuase of relief too. I felt this because people don’t smile when they aren’t comfortable and scared. This last verse gives a happy tone and a sweet mood. I think found poems are one of the ways to show the understanding of a book in an interesting way, and by writing a found poem, we can inflate our imagination and train our talents for writing poems. By reading my poem, I think my poem tells the reader a little bit about my book and makes them want to read the book “When we were two”.