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Activities for Students: Using Radioactive Decay to Investigate Exponential Functions

Joel A. Bryan; Edited by Ruth Dover and Patrick Harless 

August 2012, Volume 106, Issue 1, Page 52

Abstract:
Students use random numbers to simulate radioactive decay and then compare the experimental results with the theoretical model. Graphing exponential functions, natural and common logarithms, and semilog graph paper are among the mathematics topics.

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Table of random numbers (PDF)
Activities for Students August 2012 - Two customizable activity sheets

Keywords:
Exponential
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Calculators
Activity Sheets
Data Collection
Grades 9-12
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