ERIC Number: ED425062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Choosing a Delivery Route. Student's Edition. Transportation Demand Management.
California State Dept. of Transportation, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This publication is designed to educate high school students about the problems and challenges of transportation. The parent project was conceived as a mathematics curriculum project, but developed into an interdisciplinary project to ensure that students would become well informed regarding the transportation decisions they make. In the activities in this booklet, students learn how to select a route through a network of streets. The central problem concerns looking for perfect newspaper delivery routes, i.e., routes that go down each street just once without any backtracking. The puzzles require students to experiment with several routes in order to find a pattern. By carefully analyzing their experimentations to determine why a newspaper carrier would get stuck consistently at certain intersections, students gain an understanding of why the pattern exists. Students then design their own perfect routes based on their findings. (PVD)
Descriptors: Group Activities, High Schools, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Puzzles, Thinking Skills, Traffic Circulation, Transportation
California Department of Education, Bureau of Publications, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271; Fax: 916-323-0823; Tel: 800-995-4099 (Toll-Free) ($7 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Transportation, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Note: For related document, see SE 061 861.