# Distance Time Graphs

Describe the distance time graphs below    #### Plotting Graphs Complete a table of values then plot the corresponding points to create a graph. So far this activity has been accessed 29190 times and 785 Transum Trophies have been awarded for completing it.

## Distance Time Graphs

#### A visual aid for a teacher to use in a Mathematics lesson showing distance time graphs.

Class discussion might illuminate the fact that the steepness or gradient of the line graph is related to the speed of the vehicle. A positive gradient indicates a velocity away from the reference point while a negative gradient represents a velocity in the opposite direction. A gradient of zero represents the vehicle coming to rest.

In the real world a more accurate graph of the situation would be a smooth curve rather than a number of straight lines.

After viewing the graphs above have a look at the Hurdles Race for some fun.

Finally here is the multi-level Travel Graphs interactive set of exercises.

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