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REAL LIFE REAL WORLD Activity: Air Traffic Control

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will model and solve air traffic control problems with geometry software. The Cabri Jr. application will be used to construct a model of the problem situation and concepts from trigonometry and proportions are then applied to find the solution.

Before the Activity

Students should have access to the TI-84 family of calculators and a copy of the attached file.

During the Activity

The TI-Navigator Screen Capture Tool may be used to monitor the students' models or check their calculations.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary