Step 2: Teach Lesson
Tell the student, today we are going to make belief we are Air Traffic Controllers. We are going to create flight plans to
safely direct all planes, without colliding at any coordinate point at the same time, while traveling to the airport (10,10).
Explain to the student how important it is that air traffic controllers know flight patterns (Air traffic controllers coordinate the
movement of air traffic to ensure that aircraft stay safe distances apart
Have each Air Traffic Controller choose a color for their plane( 3 students/participants are needed).
Starting at a point on the x-axis, one at a time, each controller must develop a flight plan landing at the airport located at
Each controller will be responsible for graphing the flight plans of the other planes.
Students will use the FAA Flight Plan Sheet (Step 3) to record each intersecting coordinate your plane flies over.
On route make sure you refuel at the Hub located at (5,5). There is only room for one plane at a time in the Hub.
Planes cannot land at the airport at the same.
Once the student has completed the activity they can present their flight plan to the FAA Coordinator (teacher).
Go over the presented material, and make any necessary corrections.
Have the student complete the Ordered Pairs worksheet in step 3 for extra practice.