Using Graphs As A Visual Representation Of Rate Situations

Twice as Fast

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Twice as Fast

Now create a new race by changing the speed, distance, and time.

Decide on the track you want and the distance of the track. Then set up the race so that Racer 1 goes twice as fast as Racer 2 and Racer 2 goes twice as fast as Racer 3.

  • Sketch a graph to predict what the graph of the race will look like, then start the race.
  • Compare your graph with the race graph in the interactive.
  • Explain your thinking in setting up the race and your prediction as compared with the results.

INTERACTIVE: Race and Graph

Hint:

What scale will you use for the axes?