Graphs of Exponential Functions

What does an exponential pattern look like in real life? After viewing a video of the population growth of bacteria, learners use the real-life scenario to collect data and graph the result. Their conclusion should be a new type of graph pattern: exponential!

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Instructional Ideas
  • Introduce the concept of an exponential pattern with the video
  • Use as a reference throughout a unit on exponential functions as a consistent example
  • Allow individuals to have access to the video to collect their own data
Classroom Considerations
  • Ability to show a video is required
  • Resource is well designed with all the components of an effective lesson beginning to end 
  • The video incorporated provides an visual example of an exponential pattern
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