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Exponential Growth: A Detailed Look

Exponential Growth: A Detailed Look

College Algebra or Liberal Arts math students are presented with a ConcepTest and a write-pair-share activity involving Florida's population growth. The activity asks students to decide whether a ten-year growth rate can be divided by 10 to produce the corresponding annual growth rate for each of the ten years. The results show that, while students may have learned that exponential growth is a multiplicative process, their conceptual...

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