PBL Pathways

Content Area

Finite Math

Time Frame

2 to 3 weeks with mini-lectures


December 8, 2009


Linear programming

Project Title

Boogie Boards


David Graser, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ (David_Graser@yc.edu)


This is an early project I used for several semesters in Finite Math. It is based on a problem from a textbook and has not been altered to allow for multiple student projects. In this problem students form a standard minimization problem based transportation costs.

Project Content

Project Letter - DOC | PDF

Scaffolding Resources



This problem can be customized to allow for many student versions by tweeking the budget levels or by changing some of the transportation costs.


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