Math POW exhibition
In this exhibition we were to chose a POW and teach it to an audience. (to learn more about Problems Of the Week read the section below this, labeled POWs) The POW that my partner and I chose to showcase was the Scrambled Eggs POW. In this POW there was a lady who was bringing her cart full of eggs to the market, she ran into a ditch and all of her eggs broke. Talking to her insurance agent she was trying to figure out how many eggs she had, yet all she knew was that they fit evenly into sets of seven and when put into sets of two, three, four, five, and six they had one egg left over. With only this information we were to figure out how many eggs she originally had. Seems impossible right, well its not. So how my partner and I decided to showcase this is by making a poster (shown in the picture) and display it.
POWs (Problems Of the Week) are story problems that are challenging and seem impossible, at first. We are given a week to solve the, supposedly, unsolvable problem and write the results, process, and explanation down. We then present our POWs to the entire class and "check it" together. If it is wrong we are told what was the correct answer and why, and by the end of the week we know how to solve that POW and it seems easy.
In the cookies unit we used our linear programing skills to complete many real-life problems including sports, food, profits, and cookies! We dealt with problems that had one to three constraints and most of them involved graphing. Once this project was over I really felt confident in graphing and finding the feasible regions. We learned how to graph, solve, and write inequalities to help with completing some of the problems. Plus, we also dealt with profit lines and maximum profits. This project was fun and challenging. Yet, it was worth doing!