Compare Quadratic and Exponential Functions

Determine which park had the greatest attendance and when. Pupils compare the attendance at two nature parks that are modeled by a quadratic and exponential function. Scholars determine the intervals of when each park had a greater attendance.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge the class to determine if their answers would change if the functions were discrete
  • Compare quadratic functions with linear functions
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with exponential and quadratic functions
Pros

  • Provides examples of individuals' work
  • Includes instructional suggestions based upon misconceptions
Cons

  • None
Common Core