Theme 3: Traffic Management



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In 1969, the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) began collecting data about Americans’ travel habits. During the survey period, each household was sent a travel diary and asked to report all travel by household members on a randomly assigned “travel day”. Data were weighted to correctly reflect the day of week and month of travel to allow comparisons of weekdays or seasons. The type of transportation used, length and distance of trips and the purpose of travel are some examples of data gathered through the surveys. Organizations such as insurance companies, transportation agencies, and the government analyze and use the data to make decisions. In this activity, students will look at 8 tables or graphs from the survey and then find a corresponding description. Data cards are from the NHTS survey

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Curriculum and Instruction | Engineering | Science and Mathematics Education

Activity 4: Information Board



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