Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Using Math to Solve Air Traffic Control Problems for Grades 5-9
NASA's Smart Skies has brought its LineUp With Math™ professional development workshop to the Web in the form of a video workshop. Educators can now watch a series of eight topic-driven, on-demand training videos that introduce the product, show how to solve a problem on the air traffic control simulator and explain the math used to solve the problems.
The Smart Skies website features two mathematics products for grades 5-9. LineUp With MathTM taps into prealgebra skills to challenge students with distance-rate-time problems in a fun interactive air traffic control simulator interface. FlyBy MathTM uses hands-on activities that incorporate graphing as students solve distance-rate-time problems. Both activities are aligned with state education standards.
To download these free education materials, visit http://smartskies.nasa.gov/.
To view the training videos and learn how these lessons and activities can be used in the classroom, visit http://smartskies.nasa.gov/trainer/videos.html.