Airplanes and Airstrips Part 1

Line up to the airstrip. Using interactive graphing software, pupils determine the line that will allow a plane to safely land on a runway. Class members create their own landing strips and share with classmates to find the equation of the landing path.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge learners to develop an equation in a different form that will safely land the plane
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to Desmos
  • Assumes the class can identify slope and intercept from graphs
  • Includes links to explanations of different instructional strategies
  • Contains a graphic organizer for pupils to keep track of their work
  • Provides notes to teachers on "watch-fors" during the lesson
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