ERIC Number: ED425063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Transportation Choices. Student's Edition. Transportation Demand Management.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Transportation, 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 methods for solving problems that involve different units of measurement. These techniques for relating units are often called dimensional analysis. Students use what they learn to compute some of the costs associated with driving to evaluate some of the advantages of other modes of transportation. Cost analysis exercises compare costs of running and maintaining an automobile with the cost of taking mass transit. (PVD)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Group Activities, High Schools, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Puzzles, Thinking Skills, Traffic Circulation, Traffic Control, 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) ($7.50 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Transportation, Sacramento.