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Exploring the Exponential Function

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.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Algebra I
4 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2004