155-156 Optimization

What’s the biggest (open topped) box that you can make from a sheet of paper by cutting out square corners?

Gotta do this one by hand first!

Green coordinates were their original points, and the blue curve was calculated after discussion.

3 months ago

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  1. Putting this here too (in addition to twitter) for others to find.

    I had students put their paper boxes on the wall, by cutout size and volume. We got a nice visualization of the data and then we put GeoGebra points on to match the locations of the boxes, and transferred that to a new screen.

    We didn’t do regression but instead went for a deductive approach, even getting the local maximum without calculus

    Picture and info here https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/19l3al/from_my_classroom_take_a_sheet_of_paper_cut_out/

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