Sunday, January 10, 2010

Travel project

After using many modes of transport in India over the break (plane, train, automobile, rikshaw, elephant, camel), I thought of our next project: where's the math when we travel? For example, I flew Gulf Air. So the airlines must know something about the number of passengers, how much to charge, the weight of my baggage, how much food to serve, how much fuel will be needed for the trip....I could go on and on.

In class we randomly chose jobs that you would encounter when traveling, such as hotel manager, airline baron, or cruise ship operator. Research will be in the computer lab over the next few class periods. The due date is set for the end of class on Wednesday, January 20th. Assuming you're productive, this shouldn't be a take-home project at all.

Project details can be found here.

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