In this packet you will find a booklet that you can print and use for students to learn about solving Optimization Problems. The problems are setup in this book as an example on the left side and a “you try it” problem on the right side. I use the left side as an example for my students and then have them try the other problem to see if they understand.
Some pages ask students to fill in a chart to help them understand that there are at least several combinations that will allow the specific situation to be satisfied. Some pages ask students to sketch a graph.
There are 16 total problems in this booklet, a fun optimization word search, a list of steps to optimization problems, and an intro paragraph about what optimization problems are.
The pages are formatted so that they can be printed in booklet format. You will have to print them back to back using your printer or a copier. (Consult your printer or copier for further directions.) Although it may look as if the pages are in the wrong order, after they are printed and folded the students will have a nice booklet they can use.
An answer key is provided.