Two puzzles in one - each logic puzzle gives distance traveled and total time for six students and asks students to determine the average speed of each student. One version is in meters and seconds only, the other is the same puzzle but requires students to make metric conversions from the given information (km to m, cm to m, mm to m, hours to seconds, minutes to seconds). Great for differentiation, whole class because the answers are the same :)
I love this puzzle because I find that my students have a difficult time with the language of time and distance - they sometimes struggle with whether “how far” is time or distance, for example. This puzzle gives them plenty opportunity to practice that skill.
Of course, it’s also a great puzzle because it asks students to manipulate time and distance in terms of average speed, and it gives them practice in calculating average speed.
Great as a bellringer activity, a review before an exam, part of an emergency lesson plan when you have to be out unexpectedly, as a puzzle for your students that finish an assessment before other students, or even for those last twenty minutes before the bell.
This puzzle would work well in any class that teaches how to calculate average speed. Students will need basic math skills: division, fractions, greater than, less than.
This logic puzzle is a part of a packet of seven science logic puzzles for sale here on TPT. The packet is priced at $4.99, so there is significant savings in buying the bundle. :) You can find it here: Science Logic Puzzle Packet
I also have other logic puzzles for sale here on TPT - besides the science puzzles, I have general interest puzzles and holiday-themed puzzles. You can find them all here:
All of my Logic Puzzles
You might also be interested in some of my other best-selling products:
Velocity and Acceleration Task Cards
Mini Unit on Speed