And (following up on my previous post on IE 316 material), here is the first handout I used for my elective course IE 316: Operations Research Models and Applications back in Fall 2006. (I made some changes to the handouts over the years but overall they remained very similar to each other, up until last year.)
As I mentioned in my earlier post, for that part of the course I used the linear optimization chapter in the Data, Models and Decisions textbook by D.Bertsimas and R.Freund. My motivation was that I felt that IE undergraduates should at least know what MBA students are taught in operations research, and then build on that. (So we also covered the integer and nonlinear optimization chapters of the book, and I also had them learn AMPL although the DMD textbook only uses Excel Solver.) I also posted software files - Excel and AMPL - on the course webpage, which at the time was on Blackboard.
What I liked most about my handout -- besides the great examples from the DMD textbook -- was that I left blanks for students to fill in their answers. It seems silly, but the students appeared to like that so that they could be more engaged in the lecture by writing the answers as we went along. (This was also the time where I didn't post lecture notes so they either had to write the answers themselves or ask a friend in the class for their notes.)
Now, I wasn't always optimal in figuring out the proper size of the blanks to leave, and I had an unfortunate tendency of repeating some question numbers, but overall I was happy with what I did for that course that semester.
If anyone cares to get a good introduction to linear optimization applied to business problems, I recommend Chapter 7 in the DMD textbook.