I just finished giving this presentation at the AMATYC Conference in Austin, TX. In this 17 minute video, I show how to use tables to recognize the objective function for optimization problems in calculus. I do a number of traditional problems as well as examples on economic order quantity and economic lot size from Business Calculus.
Last week I gave a presentation on the Medical Insurance Project at the Fall 2011 ArizMATYC Conference at Estrella Mountain College. This video summarizes the posts I have been making on this project and is a good introduction to the project.
The Medical Insurance Project now has a web page with all of the resources for it in one place. You can click on the link above or access it the the Projects page on the menu at the top of this page. In the notes for this project there is a link to an example of a technical memo for this project. You’ll need to contact me (dave at symbol pblpathways.com) to be able to access this PDF since the file is password protected. My next conference presentation will be at the AMATYC Conference in Austin, Texas. I’ll be presenting on “A Different Strategy for Solving Optimization Problems in Calculus” on Thursday, November 10 from 11:20AM to 12:10PM. Hope to see you there! If you are not able to make it, I’ll post a Flash video of the session immediately afterward.