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Learning Exercise: U.S. Population Growth: What Does the Future Hold?

Title:
U.S. Population Growth: What Does the Future Hold?
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Description:
College Algebra or Liberal Arts math students are presented with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day and a write-pair-share activity involving U.S. population growth. The results are quite revealing and show that while students may have learned how to perform the necessary calculations, their conceptual understanding concerning exponential growth may remain faulty. Student knowledge (or lack thereof) of the size of our population and its annual growth rate may also be surprising.
Course: College Algebra, Liberal Arts Math

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Submitted by:
James Rutledge
Date Last Modified:
October 08, 2007

Exercise

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Additional Information: http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/merlot/math/interactive/examples/19010.html

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Audience

  • College General Ed

Topics

exponential growth, estimation