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Workshop 8 Mathematical Modeling Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans:


Lesson Plan 1: Mathematical Modeling, Circular Movement and Transmission Ratios

Lesson Plan 2: Skeeter Populations and Exponential Growth
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Lesson Plan 2: Skeeter Populations and Exponential Growth

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In this lesson, students will learn to model situations mathematically. Specifically, students will perform investigations on the growth of populations and use exponential functions to represent that growth.

Time Allotment:
Two 50-minute class periods

Subject Matter:
Exponential Growth and Mathematical Modeling

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
  • Model the growth of a fictional population using linear or exponential functions.
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 2000:

NCTM Algebra Standard for Grades 6-8

NCTM Algebra Standard for Grades 9-12

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