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Exponential Fit: Running to Conclusions (MSTE)

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Author:Ed Malczewski; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Description: 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)
Languages: English
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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