Learning Exponential Functions through Experiments

Author: Chiu Hwang 1
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  • 1 Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, Massachusetts

This article describes physical activities and modeling process through which–exponential patterns are understood and felt.

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Students can understand—and feel—patterns through physical activities and modeling processes.

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