Exponential Fit: Running to Conclusions (MSTE)
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|Ed Malczewski; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)|
|A lesson that explores the process of finding the best fitting exponential curve to sets of data like the world record times for running the mile. Requires Internet access, a bag of Skittles, and Microsoft Excel. Analyze exponential fit for population growth and M&Ms. A teacher's commentary is included.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Lesson Plans and Activities, Internet-Based Projects, Documents/Sketches/Galleries, General Software Miscellaneous|
|Math Topics:||Exponents/Roots, Graphing of Data, Data Sets, Statistics|
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