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Mathematics lessons for IB® Diploma Programme

Analysis and Approaches | Functions

Exponential Dice


  • Students will analyze data determined by a simulation involving tossing dice.
  • Students will find and analyze exponential growth and decay functions.
  • Students will model with mathematics.
  • Students will try to make a connection with how to understand these topics in IB Mathematics courses and on their final assessments.


  • exponential decay function
  • half-life
  • simulation
  • exponential growth function
  • doubling time

About the Lesson

  • This activity is done with the use of the TI-84 family as an aid to the problems, specifically using Lists and the Probability Simulation App.