Max Box

IB Maths Studies / Applications: Max Box

This activity is all about an introduction to the idea of mathematical optimisation using calculus. It is an excellent link between the abstract and the concrete and helps us to follow the path from a very understandable problem to a sophisticated mathematical process.It starts simply - given a piece of paper 20 cm by 30 cm, cut out the same size square from each corner and fold the resulting shape in to a 3D open top...


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