The Burrito Optimization Game is a web application that is intended to act as an entry point for data scientists and problem solvers who could benefit from optimization.
This game teaches players that optimization is
- Valuable by demonstrating how it can be used to make better business decisions
- Difficult by allowing players to attempt to solve complex decision problems on their own
- Essential by highlighting the speed, accuracy, and impact of a state-of-the-art solver
Burrito Game FAQs
Want to challenge your friends and colleagues to the game?
Well, it's your lucky day. There is a Championship mode in the game where you can challenge your friends, your class, and your colleagues to play.
Want to know more about the underlying optimization?
We recommend starting with the Optimal solutions section of the Game Guide, where you'll gain a high-level understanding of optimization. From there, you can dive deeper into the inner workings of Gurobi and the mathematical model that tackles the Burrito Optimization problem. And if you're ready to take it a step further, you can explore and run the model itself using our Burrito Optimization Game - Jupyter Notebook.
Want to know more about teaching the game?
If you're an instructor seeking guidance on incorporating the game into your teaching, please look through our Teaching Guide. This guide offers a concise overview of how you can structure a lesson around the game, introducing key concepts that the game effectively illustrates. Additionally, it provides valuable insights into specific 'aha!' moments you can strive for during gameplay. Moreover, the guide offers downloadable slides and lesson plans that you can readily utilize in your classroom.
For more tips on using this in the classroom, please see Dr. Mike Watson's article My Talk at Purdue: Tips on Using Gurobi's Burrito Game for Network Design Education.
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