An engaging digital escape room for exponential growth and decay, including compound interest. Students must unlock 5 locks by answering questions related to growth and decay graphs and word problems. Questions are grouped 4 per puzzle, resulting in five 4-letter codes that will unlock all 5 locks. Students need to answer 20 questions to complete the escape room.
Students are shown 2 graphs (1 growth and 1 decay) and 3 word problems. Topics include: savings accounts accruing compound interest annually, a ball's height decreasing as it bounces and the value of a car depreciating over time. Students are asked to find: the values of the functions at given times, and the time (after initial deposit, bounce, car purchase) when the function's value is a given amount. Students need to build the functions with the given information in 3 of the puzzles.
The entire activity is housed in one GOOGLE Form. There are no links to outside websites. The 4-letter codes are set with answer validation so that students cannot move to the next puzzle until they enter the correct code. This is a digital-only activity. Includes answer key.
Included in: Algebra Activities Bundle w/ digital updates
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