Linear Programming

For any teachers teaching Discrete Mathematics, solving Linear Programming problems with technology as well as by hand allows answers to be checked and more problems to be explored. The new UK Advanced Level specifications quite rightly emphasise the use of technology to enhance learning. Teachers who are using the OCR (MEI) Further Mathematics specification, note that specific mention is made in that specification of technology such as Excel Solver. With my own students, we will be exploring the tools described here. Using an old MEI example, full instructions are given for setting up problems using Excel Solver.