Instructional Activity# Rotations and Speed

Lesson 5. Unit 3. Grade 7 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 5, Unit 3, Grade 7. In the previous activity, students relate the distance a wheel travels to the number of revolutions the wheel has made. This activity introduces a new quantity, the speed the wheel travels. As long as the rate the wheel rotates does not change, there is a nice relationship between the distance the wheel travels, d, and the amount of time, t.