Math Fights Hunger

 Using Math to Fight Hunger

Create a multi-media project proposing a solution to the problem of hunger in a country. 




Graded components of this project will include




  1. Evidence of research investigating nutritional values of foods and a country with a food deficit.  Complete all handouts to reflect knowledge gained.


  2. Solving the math problem allowing you to determine the combination of foods necessary to provide adequate nutrition for a country.


  3. A multi-media project in which you share your research, describe your problem solving activity, and the solution you propose. (TED Talk style:  focus on solutions).


Day 1:  Learning Targets
Day 2 & 3:  Learning Targets
  • Identify and Classify the foods of your chosen nation  by using


    Food and Agriculture Organization. United Nations

  • Identify the Nutritional Values of foods available in your country by using

    United States Department of Agriculture: National Agricultural Library

  • Evaluate the causes of hunger and malnutrition in your country
Record your findings on  Student Handout:  Foods of a Country and their Nutritional Values 
Day 3 & 4:  Learning Targets
Day 5 &6:  Learning Targets
  • Identify the variables, objective function, and constraints using Problem Formulation for Fighting Hunger
  • Input data and formulas into Excel Spreadsheet and use Solver to attempt to find the optimal solution using Excel Template for Fighting Hunger
  • Test feasible solutions to determine which nutrients people in the country are lacking.
  • Incorporate solution in your Photostory.
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