Talking About Distance, Rate and Time

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Connect the tortoise and the hare fable to mathematics. Learners first identify key terms related to distance, rate, and time. They then solve distance/rate/time problems using different representations.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource to introduce the distance/rate/time problems
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need to be able to algebraically solve for one of the variables in the equation d = rt.
  • Pupils should also know how to interpret contextual graphs
Pros

  • Resource includes all answers to worksheets
  • Each problem is considered using multiple approaches (graphs, bar models, algebra)
Cons

  • Resource is aligned to outdated California state standards