Getting the Job Done—Speed, Work, and Measurement Units II

How fast is your class? Learners determine the amount of time it takes individuals to walk a given distance and calculate their speeds. Pupils solve distance, rate, and time problems using the formula and pay attention to the rate units. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use tape diagrams to build the idea of multiplication and division with using the formula d = rt
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an area to measure out a 50 ft path
  • Scholars should understand how to work with quantities while solving problems involving rates
  • The 22nd in a series of 29
Pros

  • The answer key shows the work required including the value substitution into the formula
  • Highlights the use of the mathematical practices within the lesson
Cons

  • None