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There can be a steep learning curve when teaching about exponential growth, but the instructional activity helps kids make sense out of the concept. When talking about exponential growth of viruses, learners may not be very interested, but when you are talking about money, engagement levels shoot up exponentially! Once the concept is understood, applying it to viral replication or anything else should be straightforward. 
Students study exponential growth in problems using chess boards and grains of rice. In this exponential growth lesson, students watch a video about a chess wager and complete an exponential growth worksheet. Students then complete a money prediction about exponential growth and complete a chain letter activity for the same topic.
Students explore the concepts of exponential growth and decay.  In this Algebra II lesson, the students use a variety of teaching resources, including the web, and modeling and experimentation, to identify exponential growth or decay and sole related problems. 
Students investigate the difference in a linear graph and an exponential graph and how they are related. In this algebra instructional activity, students solve word problems that produces exponential growth allowing them to apply the concept a linear graph increasing exponentially at a certain rate. They draw conclusions and make decisions based on their data.
Pupils explore the concept of linear and exponential growth. In this linear and exponential growth lesson, students collect data about China's population. Pupils model the data to determine if it is linear or exponential.
What better way to generate student excitement than to bring Facebook into the classroom? Here, your class will analyze data on Facebook usage using scatter plots and residuals, and determine which function (linear or exponential) is the more appropriate model. A PowerPoint presentation helps guide your class through several activities, including an exponential growth activity and additional practice.  
In this exponential population growth worksheet, students read word problems and determine the exponential growth of a specified populations.  They find the percent of growth and compute exponential regressions.  Students graph exponential growth equations.  This six-page worksheet contains approximately 30 multi-step problems.
Concepts from the last few videos, particularly exponential growth and decay functions, are covered in this video about word problems. Viewers can apply their new (or growing) algebraic knowledge to solve the word problems along with Sal.
In this algebra worksheet, students solve problems exploring exponential growth. They graph log functions and exponential functions after they rewrite word problems into algebraic equations.
Explore exponential growth with this interesting scenario: You can either have $1000 a year for twenty years, or you can get $1 for the first year, $2 for the second, $4 for the third, etc, doubling in amount each year for twenty years. Middle and high schoolers graph each option to see which one will yield more money in the end. 
Students explore the exponential growth and decay of microbial populations in relation to the organism tolerance ranges in their environment, They observe the impact of changing variables which can affect microbial populations.
A real-world scenario of how a rumor might spread in school is used to demonstrate an exponential growth pattern.  The class will have to use reasoning skills and communicate with each other to problem solve and come up with some possible solutions.
Students investigate exponential growth and decay.  In this exponential growth and decay lesson, students plot data on the cooling of a hot cup of coffee and the interest on a principal amount.  Students discuss how various b-values affect the shape of the graph.  Students make a scatter plot of exponential data and find a model to fit the data.
Students after investigating examples of exponential growth students have an intuitive feel for the concept of exponential growth of a system.
Students explore biodiversity and populations using Alaska's wildlife as their focus. In this environmental statistics instructional activity, students examine the concept of exponential growth in a population and calculate the change in population. Students compare reproductive rates to rates of population. They describe their graphs and three factors that affect the rate of population growth.
Students solve quadratic and exponential functions. In this algebra lesson, students investigate the relationship of exponential growth and decay as it related to the real world.
Students explore the population explosion. They view a video depicting the exponential growth of human population. Students research the internet to project future population data. They perform hands-on, multimedia activities to study population growth. Students create a demographic pyramid.
Learners compare and contrast the spread of infectious diseases and population growth. In this biology lesson, students identify the exponential growth pattern of spreading diseases. They relate this to HIV infection and AIDS.
Pupils explore natural logarithms.  In this calculus lesson, students investigate exponential growth and integral calculus which leads to the natural logarithm function. Pupils solve problems involving exponential growth. 
Students examine and describe population growth in certain areas and identify the factors responsible for it. They practice calculating exponential growth using math formulas.

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