Lesson Plan

Grades 3-5, 6-8

Population Riddles

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10 minutes

SUBJECTS: Math, Social Studies

TOPICS: Doubling Time, Exponential Growth, Math - Large Numbers

Resource Overview

Riddles that help students conceptualize large numbers and understand the concepts of exponential growth and doubling time.

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Features of This Resource

  • “Rich Uncle” riddle explores the difference between a million and a billion
  • “Calendar Riddle” uses a teen’s allowance to explore exponential growth

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