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How Do We Know That's the Minimum?

Deborah Franzblau 

August 2005, Volume 99, Issue 1, Page 18

Abstract:
How the author uses classic problems in discrete mathematics as a context for teaching and proof. The Map Coloring problem and the Traveling Salesman problem, two combinatorial optimization problems, are used to teach logical concepts and methods of proof.

Keywords:
Optimization
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Reasoning and Proof
Theory