|Notice that this starter map is different than the starter map from Subway Lessons 1 through 5. That’s because of the earthquake! Load this image onto student iPads so they can find it in Choreo Graph and create a new subway map with this as the background.|
|One unit on the grid in Choreo Graph = ¼ mile = .25 mile|
Take a look at the student sheets for this lesson, make note of all the information that is given about costs, time for travel, etc. Also notice the template for the final report. After students design their maps, add more trains, etc., they will need to find all the information to complete their report template.
Set of iPads with the Choreo Graph app, student sheets
1-3 Class periods. You might also assign various aspects of this lesson as homework.
These lessons are designed for students to work individually, in pairs, or in groups. Each student should do all the work on their own sheets, and the iPad should be shared across group members as equally as possible.
We suggest that groups be no larger than four students. Four or more students in a group will require extra attention to make sure that every group member is contributing equally.
1) Which station would you want to live nearest to and why?
2) How would your system benefit from another large amount of money? What would you spend it on to make the subway system even better?
3) Compare the data in your report to your classmates’ data. What are the most and least successful parts of your subway system, and why?
|The map that students create should look something like this map. Encourage students to be creative, use the math they learned in the previous lessons to maximize efficiency, and design their own system of lines around the city!|
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