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Distance-Rate-Time
Distance-rate-time 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
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Determine which friend has the faster cadence. ... more>>

Citius, Altius, Fortius - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Would record-holding speed skaters and runners break the speed limit in a residential zone? ... more>>

Covered Bridges - Steve Risberg, Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, 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. ... more>>

Distance Driving - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, 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. ... more>>

The Gates - Suzanne and Richard Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. How much time did Suzanne spend walking on "The Gates" pathway? ... more>>

Getting Your Kicks On Route 66 - Cynthia Lanius, Suzanne Alejandre, Richard Tchen
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. If she traveled about 5000 miles, which routes might Lani have driven? ... more>>

Holding Pattern - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. How long should the next outbound leg be? ... more>>

How Far in Space? - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, 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? ... more>>

Lost in Des Moines - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Calculate the speed of a car using given information. ... more>>

Milo's Mile - Stephen Weimar, Annie Fetter, Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Use data to describe how the number of minutes it takes Milo to run a mile changes as his speed changes. ... more>>

Perfect Timing - Steve Risberg & Stephen Weimar
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find out what time Eva and Aurora reached the resort. ... more>>

Saturday Bike Ride - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, 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. ... more>>

Stina's Hike - Annie Fetter
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Choose the graph that best represents Stina's hike. ... more>>

Train Travel - Annie Fetter & Ian Underwood
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. At what time does the end of the train emerge from the tunnel? ... more>>

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

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