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Mathematical Modeling: Convoying Merchant Ships

Susann Mathews 

March 2004, Volume 9, Issue 7, Page 382

Abstract:
A mathematical model that connects mathematics with social studies. Students use mathematics to model independent versus convoyed ship deployments and ships sunk to determine if the British should convoy their merchant ships during World War I. Teachers will learn about the activity, as well as how to integrate math and social studies in the classroom.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Grades 6-8
Communication
Teacher
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation