Exponential Decay: Cool Sunglasses

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Who wouldn't want to wear four pairs of sunglasses? Each pair of sunglasses reduces the percent of incoming light by one-half. An interactive tutorial helps young mathematicians build a graph that models this scenario. They then explore the relationship between the model and an exponential function.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have your classes use the pattern from the simulation to predict data points outside the graph shown
  • Post the ancillary videos as a resource for absent pupils or those needing further instruction
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a free CK-12 account to access resources
  • Provides a link to an explanation of the algebraic concepts
  • Interactive questions challenge learners to think beyond the basic concept
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