Exponential Growth and Decay

Exponential Growth and Decay
Exponential Growth and Decay
Exponential Growth and Decay
Exponential Growth and Decay
Exponential Growth and Decay
Exponential Growth and Decay
Exponential Growth and Decay
Exponential Growth and Decay
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4 exponential word problem models

Problem 1: Students start with a normally sheet of paper and will fold the paper and half multiple times to fill in the table by recording the number of rectangles after each fold (0 folds -- 1 rectangle, 1 fold -- 2 rectangles, 2 folds -- 4 rectangle, 3 folds -- 8 rectangle, etc.) Students will create a graph, an equation, and answer the questions. This problem also leads to the myth/conversation that you cannot fold a piece of paper in half more than 7 times. Mythbusters did try this out on one of their episodes and debunked the myth.

Problem 2: Exponential Growth model featuring Duck Dynasty

Problem 3: Exponential Decay of Bald Eagle population

Problem 4: Fun problem that talks about asking your parents for an exponential growth in your allowance, great conversation piece and really allows students connect and realize the importance of exponential models.
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