Resolving 3-Plane Traffic Conflicts by Changing Route—Problem Set C

Keep the planes from crashing. Pupils work with three airplanes and change their flight paths to keep them at a safe distance from each other. Individuals work through three problems in the third interactive in a set of six with decreasing levels of structure provided. The scholars analyze the flight paths to determine the conflict and to come up with a solution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on the relationships of the airplanes if working strictly as a distance-time problem
  • Brainstorm other solutions to the problems
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with the sector diagram and working with two airplanes
Pros

  • The simulations let individuals test their solutions
  • Answer key uses number lines to show spacing
Cons

  • None
Common Core