Routing school buses Finding an optimal route for school buses to pick up pupils 

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World of Work Dimensions Context Finding the optimal route for a school bus within specific and local constraints. Role Pupils can choose one of several roles. Activity To make a bus route and to estimate travelling time Product The product depends on the pupilâ€™s role. For a practical designer the product is a scale drawing of the route with explanations. 
Abstract Schools have buses for taking pupils to school in many countries. A school bus picks up pupils in the morning and drops them off at the end of the day at designated stops on the bus route. With school buses, total time on the bus is always the most important dimension (pupils have to get to school on time), and there is a known time of travel between any two bus stops. Since children must be picked up at every bus stop, a tour of all the sites (starting and ending at the school) is required. Since the bus repeats its route every day during the school year, finding an optimal tour is crucial. Students have to solve a problem of transport management and should make a map sketch of the particular locality, label roads and bus stops. Documents Copyright/Creative Commons Mascil partner: LT Materials are published under the CC BYNCSA 4.0 license. 
Discipline  Mathematics ✓  Biology  Physics  Chemistry  Engineering Target group  Primary Education  Lower Secondary Education ✓  Upper Secondary Education Age range 1115 Duration 90 min. 