Title: What's The Real Cost of That Car?
This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan. A project requiring research, critical thinking and complex decision-making about factoring all the costs of purchasing a large ticket item... a car.
Standard(s): [MA2015] DM1 (9-12) 9: Determine a minimum project time using algorithms to schedule tasks in order, including critical path analysis, the list-processing algorithm, and student-created algorithms. (Alabama)
Title: Art Algorithms
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about new methods of art conservation. Art conservation is traditionally a painstaking and time-consuming business. But the process of fixing up a damaged da Vinci or a scarred Seurat may become a lot easier, thanks to the work of mathematicians. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [MA2015] MI1 (9-12) 9: Analyze works of visual art and architecture for mathematical relationships. (Alabama)
Title: Tower of Hanoi
This student interactive, from Illuminations, presents a tower of from three to 20 disks, initially stacked in increasing size on one of three pegs. The goal is to move all the discs from the left peg to the right one using the smallest number of moves possible.
Standard(s): [MA2015] DM1 (9-12) 12: Use combinatorial reasoning and counting techniques to solve application-based problems. (Alabama)