Lesson Plan

Exploring Exponentials

Gives students a feel for exponents

Students will be able to...use a spreadsheet to calculate and chart exponential growth

Grades 6
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1 Make big bucks

Teacher talks about some things that grows exponentially larger, such as money in savings account, microbes in petri dish, human population. Then ask students to find either a picture of something they think grows exponentially or a chart showing exponential growth.