Distance-Time graph -  how to draw an accurate graph and work out average speeds.

A simple game that encourages pupils to understand the concepts of distance and time. Groups of two or three plot a school journey on a graph. Pupils pick up random cards from the table and plot the information on a graph (Examples: You stop and talk to a friend for 90s/ You walk 50m in 20s). By the end of the activity there will be two or three full journeys on the graph paper.
An accompanying PowerPoint takes pupils through the activity and gives guided answers including how to work out their average speed. There are also extension questions to finish the activity.
This is suitable for:
• The whole class
• EAL students (new to English, early stage, advanced stage)
• Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.

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  • Distance-time-graph-cards.docx
  • Distance-time-graphs.pptx

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Created: Jan 4, 2018

Updated: May 10, 2019

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