We did numerous board problems and then we figured out our average walking speed. We set up a 200 foot long course in the corridor to do so.
Finding Average Speed
To find the average speed of an object, you need to know the distance the object traveled and the time it took it to travel that distance. Then you divide the distance by the time. Round off your answer to the nearest0.1 The label will be expressed as distance units per time units, ie., m/sec., miles per hour (MPH), ft./sec., Km/hr.
To help you understand this, you will find out your average walking speed in feet per second (ft./sec.). We will do this in the corridor. Like any good science student, we will do multiple trials. Use the date chart below. Label everything!
Trial 1 Distance Time____________
Trial 2 Distance Time____________
Trial 3 Distance Time____________
Time (Average) ______________
Average Speed = Distance _______ divided by Time ________ = __________