Resolving 2-Plane Traffic Conflicts by Changing Route—Problem Set B

Do pilots create appropriate spacing between aircraft by traveling a longer or shorter path? An interactive presents two airplanes that violate safety protocols. Pupils must determine how to change the path of one plane to create the safe distance needed. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide instruction on how to modify the paths the airplanes fly
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should understand how to read the sector diagrams
  • Each individual or group needs access to a computer and the simulation
  • The interactive is the second in a six-part series
Pros

  • The workbook provides a paper and pencil worksheet to work through the first three problems
  • Simulation allows students to test solutions
Cons

  • None
Common Core