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Other

Description:

Beginning with the famous story of the village girl trying to feed her people, the lesson involves students in the mathematics of exponential growth. Students work collaboratively to come up with a bargaining plan to trick a raja into feeding the village using algebra and estimation. The complete activity includes the development of an exponential equation, but just following the growth of the number of rice grains throughout the story gives a good introduction to exponential growth. Questions for students and ideas for assessment are provided.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Process skills,Education,Middle School,Algebraic manipulation,Upper Elementary,Algebra,Communication,Grade 8,Grade 5,Grade 7,Reading in mathematics,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184031750T,Connections,Elementary School,Grade 6,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics,Estimation,Exponents,NSDL

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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