Meal Picking

Scholars explore systems design and its relation to meal picking by using computer simulations to test systems designs. They learn about the Pick-to-Light System and calculate average picking times.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a guest speaker who works in some aspect of systems design such as hospital meal distribution or warehouse order preparation
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners at all levels need to be able to calculate averages
  • Provide calculators during the activity
  • The fourth installment of a nine-part technology/engineering series
Pros

  • Incorporates use of mathematics into the lesson
  • Includes reproducible worksheets for all learning levels
Cons

  • None