Giving Exponential Functions a Fair Shake
October 2005, Volume 11, Issue 3, Page 118
Two problems involving exponential functions and basic probability. Eighth-grade students collect data in experiments with M&Ms and dice, then use graphing calculators to construct graphical representation of mathematical models and make connections between the general form of the exponential functions and real life problems.
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