In this lesson, students compare the speed at which they write with their left hand to the speed at which they write with their right hand. The experiment serves as a vehicle to help students develop a conceptual understanding of the three different types of possible solutions to a system of two equations with two unknowns. This lesson plan is based on the activity Jenny Novak uses in the video for Part I of this workshop.
This lesson helps students learn to find the feasible region in a linear programming problem, to graph a family of profit lines, and to find the optimum point - the point on the feasible region that will produce the greatest profit. The lesson plan is based on the activity Patricia Valdez presents in the video for Part II of this workshop.
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