Introduction to Real Air Traffic Control—Problem Set A

Understand what it takes to control planes safely. The first lesson in a series of six introduces the class to the air traffic control situation. The pupils develop their understanding of units used in air travel, then learn how to read the sector diagram and determine spacing requirements.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a large poster of the sector display
  • Provide opportunities for class members to convert between miles and nautical miles and mph and knots
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should understand how to interpret number lines
Pros

  • Includes an introductory video for teachers
  • Contains answer key and explanations where necessary
Cons

  • None
Common Core