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# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

• Maths: Algebra I: Exponential Functions

9-12

45 Minutes

• ##### Device
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
• TI-Nspire™ Navigator™
• TI-Nspire™
• TI-Nspire™ CAS
• ##### Software

TI-Nspire™
TI-Nspire™ CAS

3.2

## Comparing Linear and Exponential Functions

#### Activity Overview

Compare data from two different scenarios -- linear and exponential growth.

#### Objectives

• Use a table and a graph to compare the changes in linear and exponential expressions as x is increased
• Recognize that as x increases, a linear expression increases at a constant rate (additively) while an exponential function increases multiplicatively

#### Vocabulary

• Linear expression
• Exponential expression

This lesson involves comparing data from two different scenarios—linear and exponential growth. As a result, students will:

• Complete a table involving prize money scenarios.
• Examine the table for trends in the growth of each prize money scenarios.
• Examine the graphs to compare the data.