MTH 325 Application Projects: Overview and initial information

Purpose and overview

The Application Project for MTH 325 will give you a chance to apply what you have learned/are learning/will learn about relations, graphs, and trees to a real-world problem. In your application project, the fundamental goal is the following:

Solve a real-world problem or provide a real-world service that uses relations, graphs, and/or trees in a significant way.

This is a very broad criterion, and it's meant to allow a wide variety of interpretations, problems, and approaches. The idea is to combine your knowledge of the course material, your creativity, and your curiosity into bringing the course content to life.

You will be working in teams of 2--3 to work through and complete the project over the course of the last 2/3 of the semester. The project itself involves two "deliverables" that will be due from your team during the last week of class:

You will also submit two team updates during the development of your project, to ensure that your work is proceeding at a reasonable pace and that you are getting your questions answered.

The Application Project will be graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. Specifications for the project are below. Passing the Application Project is required only for those working toward an A or B grade in the class. If you are aiming for a C+ or lower, you do not have to participate in the Application Project. But conversely, the highest grade one can attain in the course without Passing the Application Project is a C+.

Timeline for the Application Project

Specifications for the Application Project

A Pass mark on your Application Project will be awarded if the following specifications are met:

The first team update report must do the following in addition to the specifications listed above:

The second team update report must do the following in addition to the specifications listed above:

The poster presentation must meet the following specifications:

The executive summary must meet the following specifications:

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