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Mathematical Modeling: Modeling: Optimal Locations for a Food Truck

by Texas Instruments


Students will be able to:

  • Recognize the value of using data to make informed decisions
  • Identify strategies for standardizing values of variables representing different units and different magnitudes
  • Understand that different graphical representations can reveal different information about the context
  • Identify strategies for using multiple variables in analyzing situations

About the Lesson

This activity is designed to involve students in considering a variety of data that can be used to make a decision. Analyzing the data can involve graphs, fractions, proportional reasoning, linear equations, and basic notions of probability. The fourth example of student work illustrates an application of z-scores for students who are familiar with statistics.