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Exponential Decay with Dice

Lesson Overview

Learn how to use dice, tables, equations and graphs to explore exponential functions.

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Some questions to think about:

  • How many dice do you think will be left after 3 iterations of this process?
  • How many iterations of this process do you think it will take to have 50 dice left?
  • How many iterations of this process do you think it will take to have 25 dice left?
  • How many iterations of this process do you think it will take to have no dice left?
  • Can you write an equation to model this situation?

Further Reading

Carbon Dating – Exponential Functions
mathigon.org/course/exponentials/carbon-dating