Purpose: The purpose of this project was to better understand what goes into designing certain traffic regulations and routes. We looked at the math behind decisions and then came up with our own question to answer. In order to come up with our own questions we had to make sure that they followed a certain problem solving cycle which consisted of:
asking a good question
creating a mathematical framework
doing the math
reflecting on your result
looking it up
then repeating that until you have a result.
At the beginning of this project we looked at what what made a good research question, then we brainstormed our own questions to answer. Some questions that I thought of were:
How does the pressure of your tires affect your gas mileage?
What is the average lifespan of a tire?
How does getting your tires rotated affect the wear?
What color of a car holds the most heat inside?
But the question that I ended up answering was, how much does an average DUI cost? After we researched information we would need to answer the question we solved it. Once we had a final answer we made a poster about the process we went through and how we solved it.