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Media Clips
Media Clips: Facebook Tops 500 Million Users//Life by the Numbers?

Ron Lancaster 

August 2011, Volume 105, Issue 1, Page 12

Abstract:
Students analyze items from the media to answer mathematical questions related to the article. This month’s clips deal with the growth of Facebook and a geometric algebra problem that appeared in an obituary for George Lenchner, founder of the Math Olympiads. The mathematics involved in these clips includes scientific notation, proportional reasoning, exponents, exponential growth, and quadratic equations.

Keywords:
Grades 9-12
Connections / Applications
Area
Teacher
Problems
Quadratics
Ratios / Proportions