Reflection: Real World Applications How Much Will College Cost in the Future? - Section 1: Launch


I love teaching this lesson because students are so engaged and we always have some great conversations about real-world math that is not found in a textbook. After watching the initial video and having the opening discussion, students were still curious and wanted to know more. They were asking me about the cost of college when I attended and were hypothesizing about what would happen to demand if the cost of college got abnormally high. 

These lessons are so important for students to see the value of mathematics - it is not a set of rules to memorize but tools that help us to make sense of our world.

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How Much Will College Cost in the Future?

Unit 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Lesson 1 of 7

Objective: SWBAT to use exponential functions to predict future costs.

Big Idea: Use real data to estimate college costs for the next generation.

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