Linear programming and optimization is a great application to apply students understanding of solving systems of equations.
This unit includes:
2 Projects with real world applications (See descriptions below)
2 Practice worksheets
2 Assessments with answers
Nutrition and Minimizing Cost
Students analyze nutritional data to plan healthy meals at the least amount of cost using linear programming.
Includes an instruction sheet, project worksheet, a PowerPoint explaining how to read nutrition labels, USDA nutrition fact page with hundreds of nutrition facts, and a completed project example.
Fundraising and Maximizing Profit
Students plan a fundraiser and determine their maximum profit using linear programming.
Includes an PowerPoint with instructions, project worksheet,and a completed project example.