What is LineUp With Math™?
LineUp With Math™ enables students to explore and resolve distance-rate-time conflicts in realistic air traffic control problems using decision-making and proportional reasoning skills. Students use a web-based interactive simulator that represents an air traffic controller's screen. Acting as controllers, students are challenged to "line up" planes safely, with proper spacing, at a given intersection of jet routes. Accompanying workbooks and classroom activities provide the underlying mathematics and strategies to enable students to optimize their solutions. After completing the workbooks and activities, students return to the simulator and apply their newly learned skills in an effort to "beat the clock" while solving the problem.
LineUp With Math™ consists of six Problem Sets. Each contains:
Who can participate?
Math and science teachers throughout the United States representing grades 5-9 are invited to participate in this evaluation. To qualify for participation, teachers must meet the following technical requirements:
Participants will be divided into two groups:
What will the evaluation involve?
Participants in Groups A and B will use the LineUp With Math™ materials with their students, including the web-based simulator and the accompanying student workbooks. Upon completing Problem Sets 1-3, all teachers will be required to complete an online survey to provide feedback on various elements of the first three Problem Sets. Upon completing Problem Sets 4-6, the Group B teachers will be required to complete an additional online survey.
All teacher guides, answer keys, and student materials will be available for participants to download in PDF format from the LineUp With Math™ web site. The web-based simulator will be accessed through the LineUp With Math™ web site as well.
What are the schedule and time requirements?
Teachers in Group A will need a total of 3-5 class periods to complete Problem Sets 1-3 with their students. The evaluation period for Group A is four weeks, March 13 – April 7.
Teachers in Group B will need a total of 8-10 class periods to complete Problem Sets 1-6. The evaluation period for Group B is nine weeks: four weeks for Problem Sets 1-3 (March 13 – April 7) and five weeks for Problem Sets 4-6 (April 10 – May 12).
What will I receive?
Teachers who complete the evaluation process (teach the required Problem Sets and complete the evaluation survey) will receive an appreciation package containing the following: