The goal of the Global Crisis Project is to have students see and understand real applications for exponential functions. Students will do research on the population growth rate (globally or they may choose a specific location) and investigate the effect that a related global issue such as waste, food, disease, life"expectancy/mortality rate, poverty, inflation, national debt, etc. has on population. Students find accurate data points from reliable internet sources, and will use exponential regressions to make a future prediction. Students will create a presentation and will present to the class.
This file contains everything you need to implement this project:
- Detailed requirements of what should be included in the presentation
- Technology Instructions (to help students with exponential regressions on the graphing calculator or in Excel)
- A list of assignments to turn in with space for the due date (i.e. pacing guide)
- Detailed evaluation rubric
- Grade calculation sheet
- Team Final Evaluation
- Peer Evaluation
- Student Self-Reflection
- Audience Feedback Form
This is a wonderful project to do in Algebra 2, after learning about exponential functions.
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