Education Technology

The World Population: Linear and Expontential Models

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

The population of the world has grown rapidly over the last century. In this activity, several models for the growth of the world's population will be developed. The validity of each in predicting past, current, and future populations will then be explored.

Before the Activity

  • Download the attached PDF file and review before distributing to your class
  • During the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for more detailed instructions for this activity.
  • Print pages from the attached PDF file for your class as needed.
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary