Students will explore exponential functions by modeling growth and decay scenarios. They will compare linear and non-linear models, and develop and standard form for an exponential function. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: HSF.LE.A.1.
The fun stuff:
Genies, candy, bacteria and money! They all grow or disappear in this mission. Students will explore the structure and function of exponentials, and also compare and contrast exponential models with other function types.
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The mission includes:
•Revisiting linear and non-linear models of real-world scenarios.
•Exponential growth and decay scenarios.
•Graphs and equations for exponential models.
•Comparing exponential and linear models.
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