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line graph

a graph that connects data points with a line

data points

the dots on a line graph

x-axis

a horizontal line that acts as the base of the line graph

y-axis

a vertical line that acts as the side of the line graph

a flat line means

an object is not moving

a steep line means

an object is moving fast

a gradual line means

an object is moving slow

the goal of a line graph is to

see the relationship or pattern between two variables (ex. distance v. time)

velocity

the change in distance over a given time in a certain direction

v=d/t

formula for calculating velocity

d

variable that represents distance

t

variable that represents time

v

variable that represents velocity