Time...Distance..Speed


The resources found here are intended for a sample unit on dealing with time, distance, and speed problems. The purpose of this page is to teach students how to solve these types of problems. Students must be able to use mulitplication and division. There are teacher resources provided on this page in the form of PDF files. There are also links to web pages that deal with these types of problems. This unit is for an upper elementary class (6th through 8th grade).







PDF Files That Can be Printed and Used as Overhead Transparencies

This PDF file works through a time, distance, speed problem using a proportion.

This PDF file works through a time, distance, speed problem using the (d=r x t) formula.

This PDF file goes through another example and also discusses the concept of unit rate.



Links to websites with information on Time, Distance, and Speed.

"Ask Dr. Math" is a GREAT site that explains the (distance = rate x time) formula and gives 10 extra practice problems that can be printed and used as homework, quizzes, or exam questions.

This interactive site walks through the language of a (d = r x t) problem and helps students learn how to convert written language to mathematical language.

This site site works with harder distance problems, and explains how do deal with the same object going at two different rates. Good explanation!



Worksheets and Quizzes

This worksheet should be used to make sure that students understand the basic concept of this lesson.Answer Key

This worksheet should be used to make sure that students understand the more complex concepts of this lesson.Answer Key

This quiz can be used to evaluate the students understanding of entire lesson.Answer Key




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Latest update to this document: 24 April 2002

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