Differential Equations Representing Growth and Decay: Rice Legend

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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 further refine their skills, learners find an equation that models the situation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an introduction to solving differential equations that result in exponential equations
  • Provide a mini-lesson on creating and solving a differential equation that represents the situation
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Pros

  • Allows the individuals to view the correct answer if the incorrect answer is chosen
  • The additional material provides more examples and problems
Cons

  • None