Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Calculating 7 Billion

30 minutes (Part 1); 5 minutes (Part 2); 15 minutes (Part 3)

SUBJECTS: Math, Social Studies

TOPICS: Math - Large Numbers, Math - Population Growth Curves

Resource Overview

Through cooperative learning activities and a class demonstration, students work through problems to visualize large numbers and use technology to graph population growth trends to make estimates about future growth.

Features of This Resource

  • Students create electronic graphs using Excel
  • Part 3 is appropriate for high level math classes such as calculus or statistics

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