Traffic Jam

As I move through this journey as a mathematics coach I see the way I look at the world change.  I find problems in more places and I see math opportunities in every direction.  I feel confident that if you are just beginning to make changes in the way you teach that this will happen to you also.

Here is an example.

Chinese Traffic Jam

traffic

This traffic jam in China was caused by construction back in 2010.  The traffic jam was 1000 km in length.  The average car is 4 m long.

Estimate how many cars you think could have been caught in the traffic jam.  Show why your answer is reasonable or not reasonable.

As we travel through this journey of mathematics I hope you will begin to see math everywhere as I am beginning to do.

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