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“Optimization Saga” will take you (a cub reporter for The Washington Post) on an adventure to several places in Washington, DC. You will be solving the following types of optimization problems: Norman window, boat & taxi, stick around a corner and cylinder in a sphere. All the places and items in the adventure are authentic (except for some artistic license).


  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


Math NCSSM Trigonometry North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics optimization



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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-07-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This fairly irresistible exercise tells a long story about two students on an adventure holiday in New York, visiting local tourist places and solving mysteries involving trig. It’s lots of fun and presents some interesting problems for the students to solve.

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