What Should Have Happened on Gilligan's Island?

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale ..." Gilligan's Island is a classic that spans generations and offers a problem-solving opportunity for scholars. Take a project-based learning approach to examine the population of the island. Individuals use an exponential growth model to describe the potential population of the island following typical trends.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • After the lesson, research the population and growth rate of your city and complete the same analysis
  • Incorporate as a performance task assessment
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires graphing calculators to analyze the function
  • Includes a detailed solution guide and calculator instructions
  • Provides background on Gilligan's Island for those not familiar
  • None
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