Getting the Job Done—Speed – Practice Problems

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After this lesson, you will be able to calculate for distance, speed and time of travel.

The lesson begins by teaching you to recall that distance formula is equal to the product of speed and time. It leads you to learn to compute for time or distance by manipulating the formula for distance. It concludes by emphasizing the importance of including and converting the units of measurement in the solution.

Learn about speed by helping Tatu and Princess evade Walter, the vulture, on their date.

This video includes key concepts, notation, and vocabulary such as the formula for distance, d=rt (where r is the rate or speed and t is the time travelled) and the derived formulae for speed (r=d/t) and time (t=d/r)..

Before watching this video, you should already be familiar with unit conversions and solving equations by using operation properties and substitution.

After watching this video, you will be prepared to solve multi-step word problems involving speed, distance and time applying the concept of a constant unit rate.

Common Core Standard(s) in focus: 6.RP.A.3.A
A video intended for math students in the 6th grade
Recommended for students who are 11 - 12 years old

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Exercises in this Practice Problem
Find the distance travelled.
Determine the time it took to travel.
Find the missing values.
Comparing rates.
Identify the distance formula.
Calculate the missing rate.