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Gridlock Buster - Center for Transportation Studies University of Minnesota

Grades
4 to 12
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You control traffic and break up gridlock as part of Metro Traffic Control in this game designed to teach problem-solving and transportation design. Begin your task at a simple intersection...more
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You control traffic and break up gridlock as part of Metro Traffic Control in this game designed to teach problem-solving and transportation design. Begin your task at a simple intersection by changing traffic signals at the appropriate pace to keep scores down on the frustration meter. Work your way up through eight levels increasing in difficulty.

tag(s): problem solving (296), transportation (45)

In the Classroom

Share this game with students on classroom computers and challenge them to move up through the different levels. Challenge students to create their own traffic-based game using Scratch, reviewed here. Challenge older students to find a local intersection that needs adjustments and offer suggestions for improvement. Ask them to share their ideas using Sway, reviewed here. Encourage students to include video, photos, and graphs as part of their Sway presentation.

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