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What you need to know
What you need to know:
Velocity-time graphs are one way of presenting some information about the movement of an object. Time will be on the x-axis whilst velocity will be on the y-axis, thus meaning our graph tells us about how the velocity of someone/something has changed over a particular period of time.
You are required to know how to:
- Plot a velocity-time graph given a description of a series of events in words;
- Interpret a velocity-time graph to obtain information from it.
The second point includes recognising when the object is moving at constant velocity, determining the acceleration of the thing during a chosen period by calculating the gradient of the graph, and furthermore determining how far the thing has travelled during a chosen period by calculating the area underneath the graph. This may require you to find the areas of several shapes and add them together, but it is rarely more complicated than rectangles and right-angled triangles.
Are you a GCSE Maths tutor in Leeds? Or maybe you are a Maths teacher in London? Wherever you are in the country the Maths Made Easy Velocity-time graph resources should be of use to you. The question sheets make good starters and in class work whilst the online tests are a great way to measure a students progress within the velocity time graph topic.
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