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NASA Ames Helps Kids Learn Math With Flight Controllers

Original post made by Angela Hey, Mountain View Voice Blogger, on Jun 2, 2010

Three air traffic controllers helped children from [Web Link ACE Charter School] in San Jose use their math skills last Tuesday at NASA Ames. The children played [Web Link a simulation game] in which the goal was to line up planes over Modesto with 3 knots spacing between them in a set time. They calculated the optimal speed for each plane. If all the planes went at 600 knots they might get too close. If they went too slowly they might not get to Modesto in time. Check out the [Web Link NASA movie] to understand how the game is played.

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