Part 1: Problem Design

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Activity 1B.1: Revisiting Problem A—Media Selection

Graphic Organizers

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Activity 1C.2: Partner Work

Examples of Linear Programming Problems


For a series of linear programming problems geared towards high school algebra students, you can order Does This Line Ever Move? Everyday Applications of Operations Research, by Kenneth Chelst and Thomas Edwards. The text provides case studies of real problems from business and industry that use linear programming methods for optimization. These case studies are also available on the High School Operations Research Web site: