Linear and Exponential Change: Comparing Growth Rates

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This thirteen-page PowerPoint presentation guides geometry learners in interpreting linear functions, linear data and their trend lines, the consequences of their constant rate of change, and growth rate. Real-life models including step-by-step solutions, graphs, and functions are used to compare the characteristics of linear and non-linear functions, especially  exponential verses linear. Learners also explain the initial values and growth rates in practical terms.

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • Nice description of the slope of a line including graphic, formula, and practical meaning

  • Linear equation formula is approached very practically


  • PowerPoint is not very engaging visually, but it is well organized
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