Today, grade 12 math students were engaged in an exciting competition where they applied the optimization and derivative concepts they’ve learned in class to create a box with the maximum possible volume.
They were divided into groups and provided with materials for the task. The competition involved not only physically constructing the box but also presenting a mathematical proof demonstrating that their group’s box has the largest possible volume. The winning group received chocolate bars as a reward.
Tim Luymes, CIC Math Department Head, is thrilled about this project, stating, “Packaging optimization means a lot for enterprises like Amazon. A well-designed box can save you millions and millions of dollars!”
Principal Diana Reid is a strong advocate for experiential learning opportunities like this. “This goes beyond textbook learning. It’s a real-life application where students engage with the knowledge and practice collaboration skills.” She said.