Education Technology

Growth - A Recursive View

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students will determine populations given growth rates. The population of Denver in 1994 was about 494,000. If the population grows at 1.3% per annum, what should the population have been in 1998? In 2000? In 2010?

Before the Activity

Download and distribute the TII file (if needed). Make copies of the PDF as needed.

During the Activity

The population of Denver in 1994 was about 494000. If the population grows at 1.3% per annum, what should the population have been in 1998? In 2000? In 2010?

Have students go through the lesson and encourage discussion. Move through the room to answer questions as needed.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

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