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ERIC Number: EJ831638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Secret Message Decryption: Group Consulting Projects Using Matrices and Linear Programming
Gurski, Katharine F.
PRIMUS, v19 n2 p194-204 Mar 2009
We describe two short group projects for finite mathematics students that incorporate matrices and linear programming into fictional consulting requests presented as a letter to the students. The students are required to use mathematics to decrypt secret messages in one project involving matrix multiplication and inversion. The second project involves a linear programming treasure map. After a discussion and solution session, the students are asked to present the group solution in a business letter. We present a grading checklist and discuss the classroom experience. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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