8.1 Exponential Growth

 
 
What is Exponential Growth?  A real-life example shown below.
 
 

Exponential Growth - Ping Pong Ball Experiment

 
Discussion:
 
1.  Graphing Exponential Growth Functions.
 
2.  Difference in growth rates between Exponential and Linear Functions.
 
 
The Power of Exponential Growth Video - Watch to see how an item that grows exponentially increases at an amazingly fast rate.
 

YouTube Video

 
 
Discussion:
 
3.  Compound Interest
 
Compound Interest Calculator - Go to this link to see how interest is compounded will change your investment. 
 
Formula for Compound Interest: A = P(1 + r/n)nt
 
Assignment.
Journal Entry: Describe what an exponential function is and explain the difference in growth between a linear and exponential function.
Book Assignment:
 
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