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New! Calculating Exponential Growth
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.
Exponential Growth and Decay
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.
Linear vs Exponential Growth
Students investigate the difference in a linear graph and an exponential graph and how they are related. In this algebra lesson, 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.
A Statistical Analysis of Facebook
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.
Exponential Growth Introduced
Young scholars study exponential growth in problems using chess boards and grains of rice. In this exponential growth instructional activity, students watch a video about a chess wager and complete an exponential growth worksheet. Young scholars then complete a money prediction about exponential growth and complete a chain letter activity for the same topic.
Word Problem Solving- Exponential Growth And Decay
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.
Exponential Population Growth
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.
Linear and Exponential Growth
Students explore the concept of linear and exponential growth. In this linear and exponential growth instructional activity, students collect data about China's population. Students model the data to determine if it is linear or exponential.
In this algebra activity, students solve problems exploring exponential growth. They graph log functions and exponential functions after they rewrite word problems into algebraic equations.
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.
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.
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.
NUMB3RS Activity: Exponential Growth
Mathematicians investigate exponential growth by exploring two different options for receiving allowance. Students use technology to compare a linear function with a constant rate of growth to a function that grows exponentially where successive values change by a constant multiplier.
Exploring the Exponential Function
Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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.
Scientific Notation III: Linear vs Exponential
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 lesson, 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.
Quadratic and Exponential Functions
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.
How Many Is Too Many?
Learners 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. Learners create a demographic pyramid.
Comparing Exponential and Linear Functions
Students differentiate between exponential growth and decay. In this algebra lesson, students identify the equation that goes along with a given pair of coordinates. They identify the slope and relate it to the rate od change.
Some Similarities Between the Spread of an Infectious Disease and Population Growth
Students 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.