Writing in Discrete Unit 6

Errol Brown, Math, South Mecklenburg High

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit is about teaching a new and interesting unit in Discrete Math where my students will be able to apply their current life experiences to real math problems. In this unit, we will look at the old ways of doing things and apply it to the new and technology rich lives of the students we teach. Meaning, we will be examining the ‘Travelling Salesman’ and how these salesmen of the past regularly travelled from state to state or from house to house to make sales. They also had to use logical reasoning to decide which locations to travel to, the shorter routes to take, and the cost effectiveness of their decisions. At the end of this unit, students will complete a final project by applying all that they have learned. I am confident that they will enjoy this project because students will be given the opportunity to choose an institution of their liking, and calculate not only the distance between the institutions but also the overall cost.