Mathematical Modeling: Convoying Merchant Ships
March 2004, Volume 9, Issue 7, Page 382
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.
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof