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NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

459- Exploring Exponential Growth through Epidemics!

Friday, April 17, 2015: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
210 C (BCEC)


Lead Speaker:
Sarah B. Bush
Karen Karp and Fred Dillon


The phenomenon of epidemics is mathematical and intriguing. We share an activity used to introduce students to exponential functions. We explain our process: setting the context using movies, books, and history; a classroom simulation; posing questions about patterns, multiple representations, and applications; and real-life considerations.


Presentation Format: 6-8 Burst


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