My niece, Alice, loves logistics- She is the family planner! Every Thanksgiving, she hosts the Family Reunion with an America traditional Thanksgiving meal (sometimes, kimchi will appear:) She typically has 20 guests. She has one oven with four cooktops and does not like to reheat her dishes.
Question– How can she schedule the cooking time so that all of her food will be cooked and ready?
What do we need to know?
If I knew_______then, I can figure out_________. (Make assumptions.)
- We need to know how long each food item takes to cook.
- Create a menu and figure out cooktime.
- We need to also know if it requires the stove top or oven.
- Do the math! Solve!
Build a Math Model or General Rule:
What math can I use to solve the problem?)I can use elapsed time to figure out a schedule. See her schedule.
Math Model or General Rule: Start with the food item that will require longest time to cook.Determine what can be served room temperature.