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Distanceratetime problems can often be solved using simple variables, offering a way for students to practice algebraic reasoning skills.
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Cadence
 Lillian Ray

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Determine which friend has the faster cadence.
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Citius, Altius, Fortius
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Would recordholding speed skaters and runners break the speed limit in a residential zone?
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Covered Bridges
 Steve Risberg, Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. If the sum of three nephews' ages is equal to the driving time of
their trip, find the age of the
youngest nephew.
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Distance Driving
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Write an expression that will help you determine how long it will take the car to travel any given number of kilometers.
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The Gates
 Suzanne and Richard Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How much time did Suzanne spend walking on "The Gates" pathway?
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Getting Your Kicks On Route 66
 Cynthia Lanius, Suzanne Alejandre, Richard Tchen

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. If she traveled about 5000 miles, which routes might Lani have driven?
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Holding Pattern
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. How long should the next outbound leg be?
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How Far in Space?
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 1. By the time the Space Shuttle Discovery had undocked from it in
August, 2005, how far
had the International Space Station traveled while orbiting the Earth?
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Lost in Des Moines
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Calculate the speed of a car using given information.
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Milo's Mile
 Stephen Weimar, Annie Fetter, Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Use data to describe how the number of minutes it takes Milo to run a
mile changes as his
speed changes.
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Perfect Timing
 Steve Risberg & Stephen Weimar

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find out what time Eva and Aurora reached the resort.
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Saturday Bike Ride
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Now that spring has arrived, Ali and Maya decide to dust off their bikes and go for a Saturday ride. Help find what time they will meet.
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Stina's Hike
 Annie Fetter

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Choose the graph that best represents Stina's hike.
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Train Travel
 Annie Fetter & Ian Underwood

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. At what time does the end of the train emerge from the tunnel?
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Tunnel Time
 Annie Fetter, Ian Underwood, Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. At what time does the end of the train emerge from the tunnel?
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