Feeding the World

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Using technology, pupils find an exponential function to model the population growth of the US. With more information, learners derive the population growth formula for the world. Ultimately, they determine the amount of protein needed to feed the world and calculate to see if there will be enough protein in the future.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Determine the growth of protein production to compare future output to the population's need
  • Update the data to be more current
Classroom Considerations
  • Uses the TI-nSpire calculator, GeoGebra, or Excel
Pros
  • Provides directions on how to perform the task with several different tools
  • Includes answer keys
Cons
  • None