Lesson Focus

Lesson focuses on how mathematic models help to solve real problems and are realized in computers. Students work in teams to build a graph model of their city map while learning how mathematic models work. Student should be encouraged to use this model to solve real problems.


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Full Lesson Plan
Student Worksheets


Age Levels:

8 – 18

Objectives

  • Learn about discrete mathematic modeling.
  • Learn about graph theory.
  • Learn about computer algorithms.
  • Learn about teamwork and working in groups.

Anticipated Learner Outcomes

As a result of this lesson, students should develop an understanding of:

  • mathematic models
  • graph theory
  • computer algorithmic thinking
  • teamwork

Lesson Activities

Students learn how to solve a real problem in computer with the help of discrete mathematic models. They work in teams to build a graph model of their city map while learning how mathematic models work.

Resources/Materials

  • Teacher Resource Documents
  • Student Resource Sheets
  • Student Worksheets

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.