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What you need to know
What you need to know:
Distance-time graphs are one way of presenting some information about the movement of an object. Time will be on the x-axis whilst distance will be on the y-axis, thus meaning our graph tells the story of how far someone/something has travelled over a particular period of time.
You are required to know how to:
- Plot a distance-time graph given a description of a series events in words;
- Interpret a distance-time graph to obtain information from it.
This second point includes things such as recognising the thing in question is stationary (not moving), as well as being able to calculate the speed at which that thing is moving by calculating the gradient of the graph during a chosen period.
Distance time graph questions are often answered quite poorly even by talented students. It is essential that students have a lot of practice and make sure they get these marks in the bag as usually these are the more straight forward marks on the GCSE Maths papers. Regardless of if you teach Maths in Leeds or tutor GCSE Maths in York, you should find our Distance-Time teaching resources useful.
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