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Visit this site: http://www.mie.eng.wayne.edu/faculty/chelst/informs/

Author:Chelst, Edwards, Trippi, Eds.
Description: High school modules, each featuring: a four page example for classroom use, extensions to the basic example, teacher instructions and sample overheads, practice problems for students at different high school grade levels, summaries of applications at named companies and government agencies, and suggestions for team and interdisciplinary projects. The site also offers brief histories of operations research and linear programming. Individual Classroom Modules (systems of linear inequalities): High Step Shoes: Product Mix; Pizza pi: Worker Scheduling & Workforce Mix; Jurassic Oil: Fuel Blending; Cutting Times: Trimming Loss. The project is a cooperative effort of Wayne State University faculty, members of INFORMS, and teams of high school teachers in Fairfax Virginia and Southeast Michigan; and is funded by the National Security Agency.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Operations Research, Linear Programming, Inequalities

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