Education Technology

Application of Matrix Multiplication

Published on 11/02/2012

Activity Overview

Students use matrices to represent data in an application involving beach house rentals.

Key Steps

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    Students will use a 4-by-3 matrix to represent the rates charged for beach condo rentals in one year. Next, students will use a 3-by-4 matrix to represent the number of nights the condo is rented for that year.

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    Using matrix multiplication, students will combine the two matrices to discover how much money was earned from rentals for each season of the year.