# Horizontal and Vertical Paths Using a City Bus Route Simulation

Skill:

Use a coordinate grid to solve number and word problems. Describe the path between given points on the plane.

# Horizontal and Vertical Paths Using a City Bus Route Simulation

Describe a path between two stop signs on a city map with horizontal and vertical directions to get a bus to a destination.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections. *

### Open-ended question 1

If a bus drove 1 block up then 1 block right repeatedly on its way from one bus stop to another, would the route be longer?

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### Open-ended question 2

If bus stop is at and bus stop is at , what is one possible route between the two stops? Is it possible to count how many routes are possible?

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### Open-ended question 3

What is the shortest path between any 2 bus stops that are not directly horizontal or vertical to each other? Is this the only one in all situations?

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