Instructional Video

Linear vs. Exponential

Linear or exponential?. Learners watch an informative video comparing situations that may be modeled by either a linear or exponential relationship. Pupils determine the type of relationship and then create a function that models the situation. They also learn about specific exponential applications, doubling time and half-life.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide opportunities for class members to see situations that are not linear nor exponential
Classroom Considerations
  • Third lesson in a four-part unit on algebra
  • Requires the class to be familiar with linear and exponential functions
  • Contains two extra worksheets for those needing additional practice
  • Includes a section for note taking during the presentation
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