Transformational Graphing in the Real World: Bacteria – Growth or Decay?

This Transformational Graphing in the Real World: Bacteria – Growth or Decay? unit also includes:

Grow—not decay—your knowledge of exponential functions. Young mathematicians graph exponential functions and explore how transformations affect the graphs. They decide whether the functions represent growth or decay in the context of bacteria populations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Book a computer lab to apply educational apps that let users explore transformations of graphs
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with exponential functions
  • Lesson requires graphing calculators
Pros

  • Includes printable worksheets and handouts
  • Provides an exit slip to use as part of a lesson closure activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core