
06563337
j
2016c.00931
Deprez, Johan
Laeremans, Ann
Maes, Ann
Economic contexts in mathematics lessons. (Economische contexten in wiskundelessen.)
Uitwiskeling 31, No. 3, 1851 (2015).
2015
Uitwiskeling  administratie, Nieuwrode
NL
M40
modeling
economy
costs
Lorenz curve
Gini coefficient
Summary: Economy is one of the disciplines in which mathematics is applied, but math courses are often silent about economy. This article wants to change that. Four applications of mathematics in economy are developed: optimal repartition of manufactured goods over two markets, an optimization problem with first and second degree functions, the use of derivatives and integrals in marginal costs and profits and, finally, Lorenz curves and Gini coefficients.