Distance = Rate x Time Application Problem

Superman to the rescue! But, how long will he take to get there? Given the distance that Superman is from Lois at different times, individuals determine the rate (speed) at which Superman is flying. Yet another engaging application of the distance formula.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class create a poster showing the steps to solve distance, rate, and time problems
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have experience with the distance, rate, and time formula
  • It is helpful if learners have familiarity with average rates of change, but it is not necessary
Pros

  • Diagram helps with understanding
Cons

  • Context is not realistic
Common Core