Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
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One purpose of this task is to demonstrate that exponential functions grow faster than linear functions even if the linear function has a higher initial value and even if we increase the slope of the line. This task could be used as an introduction to this idea. The steps in this task require students to find linear and exponential functions from verbal descriptions. If they previously learned how to do this, the task can be completed independently. So they can practice previously learned skills and explore the idea of the dominance of exponential over linear functions at the same time.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Hannah Davis
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Leon
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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