Determining Slope for Position vs. Time Graphs


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Calculate the slope of the line on the graph.

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1. For this graph, calculate the total average speed.

2. For this graph, calculate the total average velocity.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Each of the quiz's questions will present you with a graph. The question will then ask you to solve a math problem. These problems require you to solve for the slope, velocity, or speed of the information presented on the position and time graph.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions will require you to know the mathematical formulas for:

  • The average speed
  • The slope of a line
  • The average velocity

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve slope and average velocity practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as slope and average velocity
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as average speed and average velocity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding position and time graphs

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, Determining Slope for Position vs. Time Graphs, will help you review the ideas related to position and time graphs. The lesson covers the following:

  • Identifying what position and time graphs represent
  • Explaining the meaning of the slope of a position and time graph
  • Deriving the equation for average velocity
  • Distinguishing average velocity from average speed mathematically