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Content Area

College Algebra, Precalculus

Time Frame

NA

Published

April 21, 2009

Keywords

 

Project Title

What Should Have Happened on Gilligan's Island

Author

David Graser, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ (David_Graser@yc.edu)

Abstract

This is an idea for a project on modeling the growth of the population of Gilligan's Island with a continuous exponential growth model.

Project Content

This has not been used in a class as a project, but the documents below have been used in my class as an example and to teach students how to enter exponential functions into their graphing caclulator.

Scaffolding Resources

Background on Gilligan's Island and Calculator Tips DOC | PDF

Notes

Students find this example quirky and funny.

 

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