NUMB3RS Activity: Chains and Pyramids
Watch an episode of the TV show, NUMB3RS and then explore the mathematics of chain letters and pyramid schemes, both of which involve geometric progressions and exponential growth. They discuss why both are dangerous and illegal.
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NUMB3RS Activity: Exponential Growth
Mathematicians investigate exponential growth by exploring two different options for receiving allowance. Students use technology to compare a linear function with a constant rate of growth to a function that grows exponentially where...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable