Lesson Plan

Percent Rate of Change

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

If mathematicians know the secret to compound interest, why aren't more of them rich? Young mathematicians explore compound interest with exponential functions in the twenty-seventh installment of a 35-part module. They calculate future values of accounts with compound interest.


19 Views 11 Downloads
CCSS: Designed
Additional Tags
Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class research interest rates at various local banks
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have prior experience with some basic compound interest problems in Algebra I
  • Pupils need to also have an intuitive understanding of limits
  • Resource includes a problem set to use as either a homework assignment or class work
  • Scaffolding tips give teachers ideas on how to make learning accessible to all class members
  • None