Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free speed time graph worksheet of 26 questions and answers
A speed-time graph shows how the speed of an object varies over time. On any speed-time graph or velocity-time graph, a positive gradient represents acceleration, a horizontal line represents constant speed and a negative gradient represents deceleration.
We can draw a speed-time graph if we are given key information about a journey. We may need to use the formula Speed = Distance / Time to calculate unknown values.
On a speed-time graph, the acceleration at any time is equal to the gradient of the line at that time. Constant acceleration is therefore shown by a straight line. Average acceleration between two times can be found by drawing a line between the speed at those two times and finding the gradient of the line.
The average speed of an object, e.g. a cyclist, over the course of an entire journey can be calculated by dividing the total distance travelled by the total time taken.
You may also see speed-time graphs in GCSE physics.
Looking forward, students can then progress to additional rate of change worksheets and other ratio and proportion worksheets, for example a ratio worksheet or a simplifying and equivalent ratios worksheet.
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