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Linear vs. Exponential Skittle Activity

Linear vs. Exponential Skittle Activity
Linear vs. Exponential Skittle Activity
Linear vs. Exponential Skittle Activity
Linear vs. Exponential Skittle Activity
Linear vs. Exponential Skittle Activity
Linear vs. Exponential Skittle Activity
Product Description
This skittle activity has students conduct two experiments that show the differences in linear and exponential tables, graphs, and rules. Each person needs a mini bag of skittles (another option: buy a bulk bag and put about 40 skittles into ziplock bags or cups). Each partner follows the direction on the handout then trades their data with their partner. Partner 1 should have an exponential set of data since they are taking away roughly half of their skittles each time. Partner 2 should have a linear set of data since they are taking away 1 or 2 skittles at a time. Students are able to see the differences in the linear and exponential data sets and graphs. After they graph their data, this activity has students estimate a rule and then do regression in their calculator to obtain an exact rule. Students love eating the skittles!

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Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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