This middle school math project can be used to help reinforce the amazing power of exponents (exponential growth). Students are given a fun math challenge activity which guides their thinking (Reflection Sheet) in understanding how quickly exponential growth increases.

irrational paradox | Some properties of logarithms.

Students in grades 5 - 9 model the spread of an infectious disease under the entertaining theme of a zombie outbreak. One student unknowingly is patient zero and students simulate the spread of an airborne illness. This highly engaging activity covers health topics, nature of science, and math skills as students graph data in a line plot. Higher level students can be challenged to find the function of the exponential growth of the outbreak.

This flowchart helps Algebra students identify the exponential function a word problem is asking them to use. Exponential growth, exponential decay, half-life, compound interest. With a link to graphing exponential functions.

Teaching logarithm and exponential functions can be so much fun with these activities! Students can practice everything from the properties of logarithms to exponential growth and decay.