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 The 2000 Olympics - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 4. Use the Borda count method of voting to see which country will host the Olympics. ...more>> Addition in the Land of Make Believe - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 3. For any base b, show that if you subtract the sum of its digits from a number, the result is divisible by b-1. ...more>> An Apportionment Problem - James Greene Discrete Math, difficulty level 4. Students apportion the representatives in their class using the Hamilton method of apportionment. ...more>> The Council of Nations - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 4. Use the Webster method of apportionment to divide up the seats for a council of nations. ...more>> The Dating Game - Chuck Biehl Discrete Math, difficulty level 5. This problem is based on the Stable Marriage Algorithm, which requires students to make the best match possible between a set of girls and a set of boys desiring to date each other. ...more>> Delivering Toys for the Holidays - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 4. Using two different algorithms, find the distance traveled in creating a Hamilton circuit. ...more>> Field Trip to Fermat's Farm - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 4. Going around a circle and skipping every other child, who will be picked to ride Black Beauty first? ...more>> First Presidential Veto - William Bowdish Discrete Math, difficulty level 4. This problem involves the Jefferson, Adams, and Webster apportionment methods. ...more>> Homework and Candy - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 1. Use the Hamilton method to apportion candy among three children. ...more>> Let's Vote - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 3. Create preference schedules that have different winners using the plurality and Borda count methods of voting. ...more>> The Math Club Holiday Party - Judy Ann Brown Middle School, difficulty level 2. The Math Club is having a holiday party. If the presents are opened in 5 minute intervals starting at 1:00 p.m. the last gift will be opened starting at 5:35 p.m. How many club members are there? ...more>> Minimal Minnie's Cost - Ethel Breuche, Dona Coffey Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Building a rail line that connects a number of different cities: a problem that involves graph theory, minimal cost spanning trees, and algorithms. ...more>> Mother's Chores - Jim Greene Discrete Math, difficulty level 1. A Traveling Salesperson Problem. Tom's mother needs to make several stops around the city and then get home. What is her shortest route without going back to one of the stops? ...more>> The Take Away Game - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 3. Find the strategy to guarantee that you will always win in this game. ...more>> The Tiny Town of Smallsville - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. An exercise in recursion: Based on birth and death data, how long will it take the town of Smallsville to double its population? ...more>> Train Travel - Dona Coffey Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Dona is in charge of setting up a new train service to connect nine towns in a county. What's the minimum cost? ...more>> Ursala is Undecided - Melissa Kennedy, Ethel Breuche Discrete Math, difficulty level 1. Poor Undecided Ursala has many paths to choose to get from point A to point S. Exactly how many paths does she have a choice of taking? ...more>> Voting on Survivor - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Using a modified Borda count method, figure out how many people voted for each preference schedule to produce a tie. ...more>> Will It Be Pumpkin Pie? - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 4. Based on voting coalitions and power indices, who has more power in deciding what will be served for dessert? ...more>> Yearbook Deadlines - Leigh Nataro Discrete Math, difficulty level 2. Find the critical path to determine the earliest time that the school yearbook can be completed. ...more>>
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