Exponential Modeling

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Investigate exponential growth and decay. A set of six activities has pupils collecting and researching data in a variety of situations involving exponential relationships. They model these situations with exponential functions and solve problems using these functions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the optional activity as an extra credit assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • One of the activities requires M&M's or other small candies/objects
  • It is helpful if learners already know how to create scatter plots and find regression equations on a graphing calculator
Pros

  • Available in Word form for easy editing
  • Worksheets contain tables and grids for individuals to use
Cons

  • Some of the activities are not very realistic