This activity allows students to explore and solve a typical optimization problem in several ways.
Before the Activity
Download the .tns file and transfer it to the handhelds.
During the Activity
This activity is designed for students who have already solved other optimization problems. Students can work individually or in pairs.
After the Activity
Activity extensionsThe cost of cable could be different going to Isabelle's house and Noah's house. For example it could cost $30/m to one and $25/m to the other. The cost of the cable from the house to the junction box would also have to be provided.
Change the location of the junction box so that it remains on the road between the two houses.