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117 resources with the concept exponential growth

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Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists use exponential growth and logarithms to model how a virus spreads through a population. Pupils watch a news clip about the 2012 outbreak of Ebola. Scholars then manipulate inactive graphs to see how various factors...
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Population Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How fast does it grow? Scholars work on two tasks dealing with exponential growth, one on population growth and the second on investments. Learners research a country's population over the past century and make predictions of the current...
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Are You Faster than Bacteria?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just how fast does bacteria grow? Over the course of three lessons, pupils investigate exponential growth with the use of bacteria growth. During the lesson, bacteria from a cell phone is grown to make a connection to real life. Using...
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Feeding the World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using technology, pupils find an exponential function to model the population growth of the US. With more information, learners derive the population growth formula for the world. Ultimately, they determine the amount of protein needed...
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Transformational Graphing in the Real World: Bacteria – Growth or Decay?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Grow—not decay—your knowledge of exponential functions. Young mathematicians graph exponential functions and explore how transformations affect the graphs. They decide whether the functions represent growth or decay in the context of...
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Calculus Volume 2

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Delve into the middle of calculus. The resource is the second eBook of three that covers the complete calculus content. Seven chapters begin with integrals and different methods of integration before moving on to differential equations....
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Calculus Volume 1

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Differentiate between calculus concepts. The beginning of a helpful calculus resource begins with a short review of functions and moves right into limits to define derivatives. The six-chapter resource continues with applications of...
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Rule of 72

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Find an easier way to double it. Using the price of an item and the Consumer Price Index, learners determine how long it will be for the price to double. Scholars calculate the length of time it would take for the price to double using a...
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Rising Prices

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What will that cost in the future? The scenario provides pupils with a growth as a Consumer Price Index. Learners create functions for a given item to determine future prices and graph them. Class members then compare their functions to...
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Strategies for Teaching AP Computer Science

For Students 10th - 12th
Implement strategies from the beginning to the end. A collection of strategies and lessons span from the first day of school to after the exam. Resources cover basic information such as computer ethics and top 10 tips to a lesson on how...
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Understanding and Predicting Changes in Population Size – Exponential and Logistic Population Growth Models vs. Complex Reality

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Salmonella poisoning impacts over 200,000 people in the United States each year. Scholars learn about the growth of these bacteria using multiple approaches. Then they apply the same growth calculations to endangered species and think...
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Cultural Growth

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Scholars read and interpret a graph relating bacterial growth in a culture over time. They apply knowledge of derivatives, estimation, and graphing to the skill practice questions.
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Lunch

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Traditional lamian, a noodle originating from China, is hand shaped by twisting, stretching, and folding the dough into strands. Scholars observe the technique before determining the length of the final noodle. They use exponential...
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Fry's Bank

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If money was left in an interest-earning account for 1,000 years, how much would it increase? Viewers watch a clip from a show about the future when someone learns about their balance after 1,000 years. Then, they solve for the amount in...
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National Debt and Wars

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take a functional approach to the national debt. Learners collect information about the national debt by decade and plot the data. They determine whether an exponential curve is a good fit for the data by comparing the percent changes...
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Differential Equations Representing Growth and Decay: Rice Legend

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The legend of a wise man who asks a king for rice as a reward presents a context to study exponential solutions to differential equations. Pupils move quantities of rice to a chessboard and calculate the amount of rice for each day. To...
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Writing an Exponential Function from its Graph

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Grow an equation for the exponential graph. Given a graph of an exponential function, class members write the equation of the function provided. The graph labels two points on the graph: the y-intercept and the point where x is one.
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Continuous Compounding Interest

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
My great-great-great-grandfather would owe how much? The resource provides a scenario of finding the amount due on a library fine compounded continuously one hundred years later. The presenter substitutes values into the exponential...
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Population Dynamics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some scientists believe the earth is already over its carrying capacity for humans. The video explains what a carrying capacity is and the limiting factors to consider. It also teaches how to calculate growth rate, interpreting growth...
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Exponential Growth: Exponential, Fractal Snowflakes

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Examine an exponential growth model. Using a fractal, learners calculate the perimeters of each stage. When comparing the consecutive perimeters, a pattern emerges. They use the pattern to build an equation and make conclusions.
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Double Down

For Students K - 12th Standards
Double the dog ears, double the fun. Five problems provide increasing challenges with non-linear growth. Topics include dog ears, family trees and population data, and geometric patterns.  
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What Should Have Happened on Gilligan's Island?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale ..." Gilligan's Island is a classic that spans generations and offers a problem-solving opportunity for scholars. Take a project-based learning approach to examine the population of the island....
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Compound Interest and Depreciation

For Students 8th - 11th
Discover how to find the value of an interest-bearing account. Individuals watch a video to learn how to use exponential functions to model compound interest. After the video, they complete a worksheet of problems on compound interest.
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A Loud Noise

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
In a scale measuring noise, an increase in 10 dB is a 10 time increase in power. Mathematicians examine the data graph of a real world exponential growth, with no logarithmic scale, and then create two equations relating the decibels and...