Matrix Operations - Addition and Subtraction - Real Life Application
When am I ever gonna use this??? Ask and you shall receive, students!
Students are running a Sports Enhancement Center. They are hiring 10 trainers with all different types of education and experience. Students will create a salary schedule and hire certain trainers.
They will then multiply by a scalar to give their employees a raise the following year and create another matrix. The end will ask them to compare the 2 years salaries and decide who's is the greatest and who's is the least. They will be asked questions about their understanding.
Spurs a good math discussion about salaries vs. hourly wages and makes students critically think on a fairly easy topic.