Education Technology

Half-Life

Published on 10/20/2009

Activity Overview

Students will explore exponential decay through an experiment and use the gathered data to generate an exponential regression equation. Students will then repeat the process with a data set and forecast future results.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Download and distribute the attached TI-Nspire document (.tns file) and student worksheet for use during the activity. A TI-Nspire document containing expected student results is also available for download.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.