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Florida's Population Growth: Projections

Florida's Population Growth: Projections

College Algebra or Liberal Arts math students are presented with three Questions of the Day and a write-pair-share activity involving Florida's population growth (other states may be used in place of Florida). 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 their state's population and its annual growth rate may also be surprising.

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