Half-life

A lesson prompts scholars to use candy to figure half-life. Combining class data allows them to find the graph of best fit and to determine if it should be linear or exponential. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If you want to avoid food allergies candy or cultural sensitivity to playing with food, you can use pennies in place of the candy
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware of any food allergies
  • Requires prior knowledge of logarithms
  • Lesson is the fifth in a series of seven
Pros

  • Provides worksheets in pdf and doc formats
  • Hands-on and engaging activity that learners will remember
Cons

  • None
Common Core