Materials List: Grading Congestion:
Modeling and Analyzing Traffic Congestion

Drawing shows a 5 ft blue track with 50 ft major axis and 5 ft minor axis.
Figure 1. Suggested track layout for activity.
Copyright © 2010 Jorge Fuentes, STARS, University of South Florida

  • 2 ropes (50 ft for inner ellipse and 70 ft for outer ellipse)
  • 25 cones or other materials to form a track (see Figure 1 for track shape and dimensions)
  • tape measure or measuring wheel
  • 2 stopwatches
  • paper and pencil
  • calculator
  • Grading Congestion Worksheet, one per student