Type:

Other

Description:

This activity involves two simulations with M&M's® to explore population growth and decay. The follow-up activity, Population Simulations with Calculators introduces NOW-NEXT or recursive equations as an accessible way to model this behavior and expand to other population models. Using mathematics and mathematical models, students will learn to build and refine models to help predict how the size of a population will change over time.

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:

Vocational/Professional Development Education,Number and operations,Middle School,Human population growth,Grade 8,Grade 9,Cartography and surveying,Grade 7,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Geoscience,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184335938T,High School,Grade 6,Personal and social issues,Mathematics,Number concepts,Real world applications,Education,Social Sciences,NSDL

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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