In Fall 2013, I taught two calculus courses. One of them is linked with Physics (a learning community) and another one is in the traditional format. In the traditional format, calculus is a prerequisite for PHY121. With the learning community, students are able to take both MAT220 and PHY121 in the same semester. The learning community students have the advantage of seeing the applications of calculus in the same semester while the traditional students will see the applications a semester later.
In both calculus coures, students interpret graphs. Yet, the learning community students must interpret it physics as well. Thus, on my 5th exam, both classes were given the same velocity time graph. They had to determine the interval for which the person was walking in the positive direction and which direction the person was walking in the negative direction. They also had to find the acceleration at a specific value.
Attached you will find the exam problem and the results.