Learning objects Journey planner: quickest route 4

TLF ID L1112

Help two children travel around town. Look at a map, then check bus and train timetables. Choose the fastest route. Notice that you may need to change between train or bus lines to achieve the best result. This learning object is the last in a series of four objects that progressively increase in difficulty.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students interpret a network diagram and transport timetables.
  • Students integrate information from a network diagram and timetable to plan a trip.
  • Students visualise and compare different trips, then select the most efficient travel option.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities for students to practise basic map reading and timetable reading skills.
  • Provides options from which students select the quickest journey, which may not be the most direct.
  • Challenges students to calculate journey times for different journeys.
  • Enables students to use logic and decision-making skills.
  • Provides immediate feedback and checks during the journey planning process.
Year level

6

TopicsTime; Timetables
Learning area
  • mathematics
Strand
  • Mathematics/Chance and data
  • Mathematics/Space
Concept
  • Mathematics/Visualisation
  • Mathematics/Network diagrams
  • Mathematics/Time
  • Mathematics/Spatial patterns
Skill
  • Analysis;
  • Application;
  • Comprehension;
  • Knowledge
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Experiment;
  • Estimation;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

Contributors
  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Name: Rod Rees
  • Organisation: Rees Films Pty Ltd
  • Address: Blackburn VIC Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Howard Reeves
  • Address: Hobart TAS Australia
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.