The owner of a factory has two expensive robots to automate a manufacturing process. Use the topological concept of a configuration space to coordinate their actions and maximize their efficiency on the manufacturing floor.
The connected machine is a single function that takes an input, runs it through the network inside and produces an output. You control a network of function machines along with the input and the operation performed by each machine to solve problems.
As the pollster for candidate Higgins, you need to know how she is faring with different groups. Read her political profile, view the demographic profile of the city, decide on the groups to poll, review the results and learn about random sampling.
Calculate the area of a rectangle and a triangle as you change one or both of their dimensions. While looking at representations of several different rectangles and triangles, represent your findings in a table and determine if there is a pattern.
It’s make or break time at the end of the campaign so you must read Ms. Higgins’ political profile, view the demographic profile of the city and decide how many people to poll out of the entire voting age population of 16,000 to get accurate results.
Text accompanied by questions leads students through process of skimming (glancing through text for main idea), scanning (searching text for specific information) and interpretation (grasping and reacting to the deeper message).