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Linear Programming-Cookie Dough Kits

Activity Overview

In this lesson students explore the concept of linear programming. The students model a real life situation with a system of inequalities and then use their graphing calculators to search for a maximum value for an objective function. Students will be led to solve a rigorous problem by answering several simpler lead-up problems.

Before the Activity

I have included some StudyCards™ and Word .doc files on inequalities and systems of equations.

During the Activity

Students should work together in small groups and class discussions should occur at several key points during the activity.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary