Free MatchGraph! Software

MatchGraph software is the most intuitive way to teach motion graphing. Engage your students with a kinesthetic experience that teaches graphing centered on motion. In MatchGraph, students attempt to match one of the nine provided graphs and are given a score showing how accurately they match the chosen curve. This activity gives them a deeper understanding of interpreting graphs as they see their own position and velocity graphed in real time.

Using a PASCO Motion Sensor, students create graphs of their own motion that they can then analyze. Using a Smart Cart, students view real time graphs of a cart they move.

MatchGraph is great for teaching:

  • Fundamental graphing skills
  • Basic concepts of position and velocity
  • The concept of slope
  • What it means when the slope is zero
  • How position and velocity graphs relate to each other

MatchGraph is compatible with:

MatchGraph can be used with a wired or wireless Motion Sensor or a Smart Cart

MatchGraph Screens

MatchGraph Screen2

When students see their movements graphed in real time it helps them internalize concepts around motion graphs faster and more deeply.

MatchGraph Screen1

The relationships between position, velocity, and acceleration are easier to understand when presented visually and connected to movement.

The MatchGraph Toolbar

MatchGraph! has an intuitive user interface that allows teachers and students to simply set up and immediately begin matching. You can add students, view high scores, export data, and more with a simple click or touch.

Toggle between position and velocity.

Students can choose from nine different position profiles and their derivative velocity curves.

MatchGraph also allows students to collect position and velocity data freeform without the use of a MatchGraph profile.

Turn science learning into a class activity.

MatchGraph creates a fun and competitive way to let students experience the concepts of motion graphing as well as rate of change. Enter student names and keep track of individual scores for each curve. High scores are tracked for each individual MatchGraph profile.

Download MatchGraph for Windows and Mac

Windows Download

  • Filename: PASCO_MatchGraph-
    Filesize:   114 MB
    Version: 2.2.0

Windows Download

Mac Download

  • Filename: PASCO_MatchGraph-
    Filesize:  33.7 MB
    Version: 2.2.0

Mac Download

Free MatchGraph apps for iOS and Android

User Resources

iPad app

Android app

About this Download

MatchGraph!™ software for Mac® & Windows® computers, and the MatchGraph! apps for iPad® and Android™ tablets (support in version 2.0) are free downloads that give students an incredible introduction to the concepts of motion graphing.

What's New in Version 2.2.0

  • Support for the Wireless Motion Sensor
  • Modified the scaling behavior on the graph
  • Minor bug fixes

Full Release Notes

Added in Version 2.1.0

  • Support for the SPARK LX and SPARK LXi dataloggers
  • Language is initialized to system language on first run
  • Dialog box shows connection to a Smart Cart

Full Release Notes

Added in Version 2.0.0

  • Support for the Smart Cart
  • Now available on Android
  • Firmware updating for AirLink and Smart Cart (not available for Android)

Added in Version 1.2.0

  • Support for the AirLink (PS-3200) Bluetooth/USB interface

Added in Version 1.1.0:

  • Localization added for 29 languages
  • Support added for the 550 Universal Interface
  • Support added for the legacy CI-6742A Motion Sensor

System Requirements

To run the latest version of MatchGraph

Windows 7 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit) Mac OS X v 10.7 or later
1 GHz Processor An Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon Processor
Graphics card with OpenGL 2.0 Support Graphics card with OpenGL 2.0 Support
100 MB available disk space 50 MB available disk space

1024 x 768 or greater resolution

1024 x 768 or greater resolution