Hi Mr. Erickson,
It's Maggie, Robert, and Dana from Los Angeles again. We
worked on Whittle County. It was hard. We had a hard time picturing
how the bus schedules worked together. Then we made a table to keep
track of our ideas and things went more smoothly.
We decided that the route that would take the least amount of
time was probably the route that covered the least distance. We also
noticed that no matter what we did, there was going to be some wasted
time when we had to wait in a city longer than we wanted to. We
noticed that a figure-eight pattern would get us to all the cities
and cut out two lengths of the map. After some experimenting, we
found a route that would get us back to Placer by 2 p.m. We think
this is the shortest route.
We have attached our table in a Word file.
Thanks for all the math problems. You are keeping us
Maggie, Dana, and Robert
5th graders from Los Angeles