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In these calculating speed, distance, and time worksheets, 6th graders review information, formulas, and examples, and solve word problems calculating average speeds, distance traveled, time taken, convert time measurements and speeds, and complete distance-time graphs. Students solve 51 problems.
Return to the classic word problem with these speed scenarios. Learners use some combination of the variables speed, distance, and speed to solve six problems, all of which ask for one of these as an answer. The examples do a nice job of walking them through the formula, but the format of the questions will still keep scholars on their toes as they are constantly looking for a different variable. These are easy to apply to real life. Ask your class to think of some daily activities that they could calculate using this formula. What is the distance between home and school? How fast do they walk to the playground?
Teaching young mathematicians to use consistent units in their expressions as well as numbers, Sal demonstrates several ways to translate speed units in pre-algebra. He encourages viewers to memorize common speed units, such as the amount of feet in a mile, in order to facilitate problem-solving.
In this acceleration and average speed worksheet, students learn the equations for acceleration and average speed. They match 6 variables with their quantities, they identify speed vs. velocity and scalar vs. vector and they solve 4 problems for speed or acceleration. They analyze 2 graphs and find the acceleration and the regions indicating constant speed, deceleration and acceleration.
For this graphing speed worksheet, students find the slope in a position vs. time graph to be the speed. They are given example graphs of position vs. time to show the changes in slope reflect the changes in speed. Students match terms with their definitions and they analyze 5 graphs of position vs. time.
High schoolers explore all the options open to beat the gas prices soaring as of late. In addition, explore what the ideal speed to drive for best gas mileage. Pros/Cons are debated on both sides of the issue. Included is discussion for an optimum amount of gas on a trip--a common mathematical problem.
How quickly can your third graders solve these 63 math problems? Ranging from addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, you can use this resource to assess your students' mental math. Cut the worksheet into thirds to make the speed drill shorter, or give all 63 problems to your class for the ultimate test!
Put your math whizzes to the test with a speed trial instructional activity! Third graders zip through 60 multiplication problems, all including digits from 0 to 10. Who can finish first? Use the whole instructional activity or cut each column of 20 problems into three different quizzes.
Learners determine the relationship between leg length, stride length, and speed in humans and bipedal dinosaurs. They collect data and graph these human characteristics then use actual data collected from dinosaur track pads and fossils to interpolate the speed data for bipedal dinosaurs.
In this science worksheet, students create a race track and mark each distance as stated. Then they perform each task and record the time it takes them for each. Students also record their data from the experiment into the chart illustrated and use the information to calculate the speed for each task and distance.
Students ride bicycles or skateboards and determine their average speed. In this physics lesson, students travel to a park and are timed while riding bicycles or skateboards over a variety of courses. They complete an spreadsheet by entering formulas and making calculations.
Students calculate the speed of an object, by measuring the amount of time it takes to cover a given distance, and then divide: speed=distance/time. However, the object may not have been moving at a constant rate over the given distance. Thus this calculation would give students the average speed.
For this science worksheet, students solve each of the word problems on speed machines using the formula given and rounding their answers to the nearest tenth. Students also fill in the boxes and use a calculator to determine how long it would take each machine to get to travel 60 miles.
Students work with Vernier real-time data collection probes. In this data collection lesson, students conduct time and distance experiments while collecting data and calculating averages. They use Vernier CBR probes and apply the appropriate formulas to investigate speed, acceleration, weight, and mass.