WNET School: Exploding Numbers

This site, presented by *WNET School: The Practical Web Service for K-12 Teachers*, provides a lesson that explores the concept of exponential growth, using two videos from WNET - one with Bill Nye the Science Guy and one from Math Talks.

Lesson Planet: Exponential Function

This resource, provided by *Lesson Planet: The Search Engine for Teachers*, includes teacher approved Exponential Function lesson plan ideas and activities.

Math Warehouse

This resource, provided by *Math Warehouse*, provides a simulation that allows students to observe the exponential growth of a bacteria colony.

Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math

This site, *Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math*, is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and provides a Trout population calculator that allows students to observe how the actions of Wildlife Management affects the long-term population of trout in a pond.

Regents Exam Prep

This resource, sponsored by the *Regents Exam Prep Center*, provides 11 problems that give students practice with exponential equations and graphs.

ExtremeTech

This breaking news from IBM research shows that Moore's law should continue unabated for many more years. As we learn from this lesson, growing exponentials can grow very very fast. Moore's Law says that the power of a computer chip will double roughly every 18 to 24 months. This doubling of computer power has continued since 1958! That's why today's smart phones have the computational power of multi-ton Cray super-computers of the 1970's. But there was widespread worry that Moore's Law would stop operating in a few years.