Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8

All in the Family

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45 minutes

SUBJECTS: Math, Social Studies

TOPICS: Exponential Growth, Family Size Decisions, Fertility/Mortality, Math - Population Growth Curves

Resource Overview

Students use beans to model population growth in several mystery countries while varying four key demographic factors.

Students will be able to:
  • Model population growth for one of seven mystery countries using a given set of variables.
  • Use graphic and numeric data to match a population model to a real-world country.
  • Define and explain population momentum, exponential growth, and zero population growth.
Beans used for modeling population growth

Features of This Resource

  • Real-world math – this lesson uses real demographic data and country scenarios
  • Great for social studies and math crossover teaching
  • Students create and analyze population growth curves

How Do I Get This Lesson Plan?

This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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