Lesson Plan 2: Skeeter Populations and Exponential Growth
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.
Two 50-minute class periods
Exponential Growth and Mathematical Modeling
Students will be able to:
Model the growth of a fictional population using linear or exponential functions.
Standards: Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 2000: