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Houston Area Real-Time Traffic Report

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Author:Susan Boone
Description: Students calculate the time needed to travel a certain distance given the rate of speed with data collected using "real-time" traffic maps of the greater Houston area. Over a period of one week, one month, and one school year, traffic patterns are studied at various times of the day. At the completion of this study students write a report and send their results via e-mail to the Greater Houston Transportation and Emergency Management Center. Students also have an opportunity to volunteer to collect travel data on major Houston freeways.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Internet-Based Projects
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Calendars/Dates/Time, Data Analysis, Statistics

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