Exponential Growth versus Linear Growth II

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Your algebra learners discover that exponential functions, with a base larger than one, outgrow linear functions when the inputs increase sufficiently. Their analysis includes using a graphing calculator to produce tables.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage students to approach this problem by thinking about the function values, rather than just relying on the calculator plotting graphs
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