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Lesson Plan, Manual

Description:

<p>In 1965 Gordon Moore, computer scientist and Intel co-founder, predicted that computer processor speeds would double every two years. Twelve years later the first modern video game console, the Atari 2600, was released.</p><p>In this lesson, students write an exponential function based on the Atari 2600 and Moore's Law, and research other consoles to determine whether they've followed Moore's Law</p>

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics > Careers
  • Mathematics > Equations
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations
  • Mathematics > Patterns
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

exponential growth regression rate function graphing video game console XBOX Atari real-world applied math problem solving critical thinking Common Core State Standards CCSS

Language:

English

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Technical Completeness: 3
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Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

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Fantastic real-world application for learning about exponential functions.

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