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Speed Distance Time Worksheet

Speed Distance Time Worksheet

Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free speed distance time worksheet of 44 questions and answers

  • Section 1 of the speed distance time worksheet  contains 36 skills-based speed distance time questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
  • Section 2 contains 4 applied speed distance time questions with a mix of worded problems and deeper problem solving questions
  • Section 3 contains 4 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style speed distance time questions 
  • An answer key and a mark scheme for all speed distance time questions are provided
  • Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
  • All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
  • Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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Speed distance time at a glance

 

Speed is a compound measure (a measure using more than one quantity), and is calculated as distance ÷ time. This formula calculates the average speed of an object travelling over a known distance for a known time. As it is a compound measure, speed has compound units – the standard metric unit for speed is metres per second, m/s. 

 

We can use the formula for speed to calculate distance by working out speed x time, similarly we can use the formula for speed to calculate time by working out distance divided by speed. In order to manipulate the speed formula it is important that students are able to apply skills from algebra, such as rearranging formulae into different formats.

 

Distance-time graphs can be used to represent journeys made by objects and these will often relate to real-life examples such as a word problem involving a car journey.

 

Looking forward, students can then progress to additional ratio and proportion worksheets, for example a ratio worksheet or a simplifying and equivalent ratios worksheet.

 

 

For more teaching and learning support on Ratio and Proportion our GCSE maths lessons provide step by step support for all GCSE maths concepts.

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