Distance/Rate/Time Problems: Smart Skies
In this session participants learned how to engage students as they explore the mathematics involved in the role of an air traffic controller. In the three-plane problem featured in this lesson, the challenge is to use mathematical reasoning and distance, rate, and time concepts to change routes and speeds to line up the planes safely, with proper spacing, at a given route intersection.
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