Reflection: Complex Tasks More Linear Programming - Section 1: Summarize

 

When I gave the test on this unit, I noticed that many students had difficulty deciding what the variables of the constraints should represent. A lot of students made the variables the quantities that were known. However, almost every single student set up the objective function correctly.

Throughout the unit I don't think I did a good enough job of stressing that the variables of the objective function must always match the variables of the constraints. Next year I will definitely make this a focal point of our learning.

  What are the Variables?
  Complex Tasks: What are the Variables?
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More Linear Programming

Unit 8: Matrices and Systems
Lesson 13 of 16

Objective: SWBAT maximize or minimize a quantity using linear programming.

Big Idea: Formalize the concepts from yesterday's Lego problem.

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