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ERIC Number: ED460004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 8
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The Use of Mathematical Modeling in an Interdisciplinary Setting.
Harshbarger, Ronald J.; Upshaw, Jane
The University of South Carolina at Hilton Head offers a major in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration (HRTA). Many students in the HRTA major take both the HRTA Tourism course and a business calculus course. An interdisciplinary research project was designed in an effort to interest these students in the power of calculus as a mathematical discipline linked to their field of study. The goals were to have students identify real world data collected in an organization or business, to model the data as a continuous function, and to answer questions that would be useful in making business decisions. Students investigated the relationship between hotel room pricing and occupancy during off-peak season. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina