Abstract / Synopsis
This paper describes a class activity based on real data about COVID-19 death rates in California. The activity helps students learn about exponential functions while providing an opportunity to integrate social justice concerns into the mathematics classroom.
Jane Friedman, "Social Justice and Exponential Functions: Using Pandemic Data to Increase Student Understanding," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 12 Issue 2 (July 2022), pages 301-314. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.GMFO7474. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol12/iss2/15