Plot and interpret distance-time graphs
Home learning focus
Learn about plotting and interpreting distance-time graphs, in order to communicate and infer information about journeys.
This lesson includes:
- a learning summary
- one activity with answers
Created in partnership with Beyond.
Distance-time graphs are used to show how far someone or something has travelled within a certain time. They can represent real-life situations and contain lots of information, so it's important to know how to interpret them.
Follow the slideshow below to learn more about distance-time graphs. Read each example, and follow along closely to better understand how each step is plotted.
Plotting and interpreting distance-time graphs activities
Now have a go at plotting and interpreting journeys on graphs with these worksheets from Beyond. You will need graph paper, a ruler and a pencil to complete some of the later questions. Otherwise, you can write your answers on a normal piece of paper.
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