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Wendella's Journey

8th grade materials screen shot

Students in the Desigining Cell Phone Games unit are introduced to multi-segment linear graphs with this lesson about Wendella, a dog that travels through swamps, road and who gets stuck in quicksand from time to time.

How To Download Materials

To use the 7th and 8th grade units, developed for Scaling Up SimCalc, you will need to:
  1. Download the PDFs of student workbook and teacher guide, available for the 7th and 8th grade units. [To view, you'll need the freely downloadable Acrobat Reader]

  2. Download the corresponding SMW files (7th and/or 8th grade) to a place on the hard drive that will always be accessible to you/your students. (These SMW files are only compatible with the latest version of SimCalc MathWorlds®. Do not download these smw files if you already have an earlier version of them and the software.)

    • Soccer unit (7G): smw files (compatible with SMW 2.x only)

    • Cell Phone unit (8G): smw files (compatible with SMW 2.x only)

  3. If you don't already have the application, you will have to download and install the SimCalc MathWorlds® software [from the Kaput Center]. You'll have the option to download an evaluation copy (valid for 120 days) or purchasse a full license. SimCalc MathWorlds® is available for Mac and Windows operating systems.


This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0437861. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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