The resources in this playlist will help students gain an understanding of the characteristics and behavior of exponential functions, how they appear in equations, graphs, and tables and how they relate to linear functions. Students already familiar with linear functions can apply their knowledge in this introduction to exponential growth.

# Growing Your Understanding... Exponentially!

### The Gossip Problem | Better Lesson

School gossip is a real problem…and a math problem too. In this engaging lesson plan, students will use the context of how gossip is spread to compare linear and exponential functions using multiple representations in order to determine which type of function will exceed the other as the grapevine grows larger.

#### Eboni Hogan

Eboni has extensive experience in curriculum development, with a focus on culturally-responsive and arts-based approaches. Having spent years creating academic content and providing professional development to teachers, she now curates themed playlists meant to provide educators with valuable, time-saving resources.

#### Common Core Standards

F.LE.1 Distinguish Between Situations That Can Be Modeled With Linear Functions And With Exponential Functions.

F.LE.1.a Prove That Linear Functions Grow By Equal Differences Over Equal Intervals, And That Exponential Functions Grow By Equal Factors Over Equal Intervals.

F.LE.1.b Recognize Situations In Which One Quantity Changes At A Constant Rate Per Unit Interval Relative To Another.

F.LE.3 Observe Using Graphs And Tables That A Quantity Increasing Exponentially Eventually Exceeds A Quantity Increasing Linearly, Quadratically, Or (More Generally) As A Polynomial Function.