Name:_______________ Date:________

Exponential Growth and Decay Station Game
Station 1
(a) (b) (c) What fraction of the original piece is left after the first tear? What fraction of the original piece is left after the second tear? Fill in the table: Number of times cut

0

1

2

3

4

(d)

Fraction of original piece left Write an expression for the fraction of the paper left after

cuts.

(e)

If you continue this process, will the paper ever disappear?

Station 2
(a) Fill in the table: Number of iterations Number of identical triangles (b) 0 1 iterations 1 2 3

Write an expression for the number of triangles after

(c)

Fill out the table: Number of iterations Triangle side length

0 8 inches

1

2

3

(d)

Write an expression for the length of the side of a triangle after

iterations

Station 3
(a) Fill in the table: Number of iterations 0 1 2 3 4 5

(b)

Number of TOTAL 1 5 triangles (big and small) Write an expression for the number of triangles after

iterations

(c)

Is this exponential growth? Explain.

Station 4
(a) Fill in the table: Number of iterations 0 1 2 3 4 5

(b)

Number of new circles 1 drawn Write an expression for the number of new circles drawn after

iterations

(c)

How many new circles will you need to draw in the 10th iteration?

Station 5
(a) Fill in the table: Number of times all heads have been cut off Number of total heads 0 7 1 14 2 3 4 5

(b)

Write an expression for the number of total heads that the Hydra will have after all its heads have been cut off times.

(c)

Write an expression for the number of total heads that the Hydra will have after have been cut off.

heads