Ponzi Scheme Pondering


Resource ID#: 32220 Primary Type: Problem-Solving Task


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Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, LCD Projector
Instructional Time: 15 Minute(s)
Keywords: Exponential Growth, Ponzi, Pyramid scheme
Instructional Component Type(s): Problem-Solving Task Worksheet Teaching Idea
Instructional Design Framework(s): Demonstration
Resource Collection: CPALMS

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