Exploring distance time graphs
Exploring distance time graphs

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Exploring distance time graphs

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain in English and by using examples, the conventions and language used in graph drawing to someone not studying the course

  • use the following terms accurately, and be able to explain them to someone else: ‘time-series graph’, ‘conversion graph’, ‘directly proportional relationship’, ‘“straight-line” relationship’, ‘gradient’, ‘intercept’, ‘x-coordinate’, ‘y-coordinate’, ‘coordinate pair’, ‘variable’, ‘independent variable’, ‘dependent variable’, ‘average speed’, ‘velocity’, ‘distance-time graph’

  • draw a graph on a sheet of graph paper, from a table of data, correctly plotting the points, labelling the graph and scaling and labelling the axes

  • draw and use a graph to convert between a quantity measured in one system of units to the same quantity measured in a different system

  • write down the formula of a straight-line graph, and be able to explain, using sketches, the meaning of the terms ‘gradient’ and ‘intercept’.


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