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148 resources with the concept exponential growth

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Population Dynamics

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Will human population growth always be exponential, or will we find a limiting factor we can't avoid? Young scientists learn about both exponential and logistic growth models in various animal populations. They use case studies to...
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The Science of Overpopulation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The population of the US increased 300 percent in the 20th century, but the use of raw materials increased by 1,700 percent. Explore human population growth over time with a video that examines the history of why such growth has occurred...
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XBOX Xpotential

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Touchdown! This is an exponentially insightful instructional activity that explores the growth of football games with different video game consoles. Class members discuss whether the increase of mergahertz can be described as linear or...
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Exponential Growth and Decay

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Start with the basics and move up the exponential ladder to master a variety of problem-solving and application problems. The problems are heavy on exponential growth and decay, compound interest, and natural log.  
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The Power of Exponential Growth

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
How do you make a penny grow to $5,000 in just 15 days? Use the examples in this lesson plan to explore the concept of exponential growth and its comparison to linear models. Pupils come to understand that exponential growth eventually...
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Word Problem Solving- Exponential Growth And Decay

For Students 7th - 11th
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.
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The Power of One - Math in a Different Angle

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
In this 2-day lesson focused on exponents, middle schoolers will cross the curriculum by engaging in science, history and language arts activities. Exponential growth will be explored using grains of rice on a chess board. Exponential...
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SAT Prep: Test 7 Section 5 Part 4

For Students 9th - 12th
Transitioning between algebra and geometry is no problem for Sal as he deftly solves these practice SAT problems. Mathematicians who have a hard time moving between skill sets will appreciate the way that Sal addresses each new problem...
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Are You Faster than Bacteria?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just how fast does bacteria grow? Over the course of three lessons, pupils investigate exponential growth with the use of bacteria growth. During the lesson, bacteria from a cell phone is grown to make a connection to real life. Using...
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Feeding the World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using technology, pupils find an exponential function to model the population growth of the US. With more information, learners derive the population growth formula for the world. Ultimately, they determine the amount of protein needed...
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Human Populations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do populations grow and change? Scholars define demographics and identify trends in human population growth and learn how to make predictions about population size based on data analysis. Learners then explore the concepts of age...
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Rule of 72

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Find an easier way to double it. Using the price of an item and the Consumer Price Index, learners determine how long it will be for the price to double. Scholars calculate the length of time it would take for the price to double using a...
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Rising Prices

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What will that cost in the future? The scenario provides pupils with a growth as a Consumer Price Index. Learners create functions for a given item to determine future prices and graph them. Class members then compare their functions to...
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Understanding and Predicting Changes in Population Size – Exponential and Logistic Population Growth Models vs. Complex Reality

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Salmonella poisoning impacts over 200,000 people in the United States each year. Scholars learn about the growth of these bacteria using multiple approaches. Then they apply the same growth calculations to endangered species and think...
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Cultural Growth

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Scholars read and interpret a graph relating bacterial growth in a culture over time. They apply knowledge of derivatives, estimation, and graphing to the skill practice questions.
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Lunch

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Traditional lamian, a noodle originating from China, is hand shaped by twisting, stretching, and folding the dough into strands. Scholars observe the technique before determining the length of the final noodle. They use exponential...
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Fry's Bank

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If money was left in an interest-earning account for 1,000 years, how much would it increase? Viewers watch a clip from a show about the future when someone learns about their balance after 1,000 years. Then, they solve for the amount in...
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National Debt and Wars

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take a functional approach to the national debt. Learners collect information about the national debt by decade and plot the data. They determine whether an exponential curve is a good fit for the data by comparing the percent changes...
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How Much Is Your Time Worth?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Develop functions with function notation from formulas. With calculators, pupils graph compound interest equations using a given principle amount, rate, and number of times compounded. Learners convert the formula to use function...
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Differential Equations Representing Growth and Decay: Rice Legend

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The legend of a wise man who asks a king for rice as a reward presents a context to study exponential solutions to differential equations. Pupils move quantities of rice to a chessboard and calculate the amount of rice for each day. To...
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Writing an Exponential Function from its Graph

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Grow an equation for the exponential graph. Given a graph of an exponential function, class members write the equation of the function provided. The graph labels two points on the graph: the y-intercept and the point where x is one.
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Writing an Exponential Function from a Table

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Two points may be on the graph of an exponential function, not just on a line. Given a function table with two points, pupils determine the exponential function that contains the points. The assessment requests that learners show all...
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Writing an Exponential Function from a Description

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Calculate the increasing value of an antique. Given the initial value and the rate of growth of an antique desk, pupils write the exponential function to model the value of the desk. The resource provides information that the function is...
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Continuous Compounding Interest

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
My great-great-great-grandfather would owe how much? The resource provides a scenario of finding the amount due on a library fine compounded continuously one hundred years later. The presenter substitutes values into the exponential...