Percent Change: Growth and Decay

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Objective

Students will be able to create data tables to describe situations involving exponential growth and decay. Students will be able to describe how exponential growth differs from linear growth.

Big Idea

Students generate exponential functions in a totally new way (for them) using percent increases and decreases. They will create diagrams to help them visualize this.

Section #1: Warm-Up

30 minutes
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Section #2: Investigation and New Learning

30 minutes
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Section #3: Closing

10 minutes