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Title: National Debt and Wars
Url: http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=2272
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Description: This algebra lesson from Illuminations has students collect data about the national debt, and then plot that data by decade. They will then determine whether an exponential curve is a good fit for the data. The interdisciplinary learning unit compares the national debt during the Civil War, World War I and World War II. The material is appropriate for grades 9-12 and should require 2 class periods to complete.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Combinatorics. Combinatorial analysis -- Graph theory
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Miscellaneous elementary topics, A-Z -- Exponents
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Analysis -- Theory of functions -- Logarithmic, circular, and exponential functions
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Social studies -- Economics
Social studies -- United States history
Mathematics -- Algebra
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Exponential functions
Mathematics -- Graphs
Mathematics -- Algebra
Economics -- National debt
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: Secondary Education
Language: English
Rights: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Staff
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Resource URL Clicks: 3
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