Resolving 3-Plane Traffic Conflicts by Changing Speed—Problem Set F

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Get three planes to line up safely. Individuals work through a set of problems to eliminate spacing conflicts between three airplanes in flight. The pupils use their knowledge to change the airplanes' speed or route to meet a controller's flight requirements. The interactive is the last in a series of six lessons. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have classmates determine the exact speed airplanes should travel to have the ideal spacing exactly as they leave the sector
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with how changes in speed and path affects the time to the destination
  • Class members should be comfortable working with distance-rate-time problems
  • The interactive allows learners to test the solutions for the worksheet 
  • Uses a number line to determine the proper spacing
  • None
Common Core