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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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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This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NES is NASA's classroom-based gateway for middle school (grades 4-8) and high school (grades 9-12) classrooms providing authentic learning experiences inspired by NASA's unique missions. NES provides free teaching and learning resources that promote student engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and opportunities for teachers and students to participate in NASA's mission of research and discovery through inquiry-based experiences directly related to the work of NASA scientists and engineers. For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov



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