This worksheet features a collection of word problems themed around various racing events and the concept of time. It presents different scenarios where students must calculate race completion times, compare speeds, and determine durations of events such as sprint races, lap swimming, relays, marathon training, distance races, bike races, cross-country running, relay practice, hurdle races, and triathlons. The questions require students to apply mathematical operations to real-world situations involving time and speed.
The worksheet is intended to teach students how to calculate and compare times, improve their understanding of speed and distance relationships, and develop their ability to plan and schedule activities based on time constraints. It helps students practice arithmetic operations in the context of sports, enhancing their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The problems also encourage students to engage with math in a practical and enjoyable way, connecting their calculations to activities that may interest them outside of the classroom. Additionally, the worksheet can promote an appreciation for the planning and training that goes into preparing for athletic events.