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