Distance/Rate/Time Problems: Smart Skies
This web seminar took place on April 3, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
daylight time. The presenter was Jordan Snyder, NASA
Explorer Schools Education Specialist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In this
program Mr. Snyder shared strategies for implementing a lesson that challenges students
to use mathematical reasoning and distance, rate, and time concepts to solve a real-world
air traffic control problem.
The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from
the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on
the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library,
neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.
This was the second presentation of Distance/Rate/Time Problems: Smart Skies for
the 2012–13 school year. In this seminar Mr. Snyder provided background information
on the technology developed by NASA that air traffic controllers use to monitor
airplane flights. He then shared strategies for guiding students in an activity
that allows them to explore the mathematics involved in the role of an air traffic
controller. Mr. Snyder introduced participating educators to LineUp With Math, a
NASA resource that features an online simulator, problems for students to solve,
and additional resources for teachers. Web seminar participants learned how to operate
the simulator and watched videos of students using the simulator in class.
Seminar participants received an NSTA SciGuide. A certificate of attendance
was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificates area in
the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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