Lesson Plan

All About Linear Programming

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Class members connect engineering with an understanding of linear programming using a technical resource. Scholars learn about linear programming (linear optimization) and how it applies to engineering design in the first of two modules. After learning about constraints and feasible solutions, they try two problems on maximizing profit and minimizing building costs.

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NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class work on the problems in groups
Classroom Considerations
  • Consult with the math department to see if pupils have the required math skills
  • As a prerequsisite, learners should know how to graph linear inequalities
  • Teacher guide includes extensive information on how to introduce and explain the topic
  • Provides student handouts and worksheets in various formats
  • Only includes two problems for learners to work on