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Population Modeling and Exponential Growth

In-class experiments that show exponential growth and decay. Offers several experiments and includes worksheets. Click 'One Day Module' for skittle and golf ball experiment.

World Population Calculator

An applet that uses US census data and the world growth rate to keep a real-time estimate of global population.

DoublingAn Exponential Growth Activity

An in-class activity that shows students how high (and quickly) a piece of paper can grow in height when folded in half repeatedly.

Teaching Exponential Growth and Decay

In-class activity helping students understand half-life and exponential growth and decay using coins or M&Ms. Slightly more challenging than activities dealing strictly with exponential growth.

Population Growth: Student Activities

A site with activities and links to important population sites.

Word Problems: Exponential Growth

Thorough tutorial on exponential growth with word problems (including worked out solutions).

Exponential Growth in Whale Populations

Online problem regarding whale population growth, including a tutorial.

Exponential Population Growth

Article regarding exponential population growth and its dangers.

Word Problem Exercises: Solving Exponential Growth and Decay Questions Using Logarithms

Short,helpful Word problems dealing with exponential growth and logarithms. Hints and solutions included.



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