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Growth and decay problems (exponential)
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- Slides in PPTX (with click-to-reveal answers)
- Slides in PDF (one slide per page, suitable for importing into IWB software)
- Worksheet (with space for student work)
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- Skills drill worksheet (15 questions on one side of A4; answers included)
- Random Question Generator – compound interest: find final amount
- Random Question Generator – growth and decay problems: find final amount
- Random Question Generator – growth and decay problems: find initial amount
- Random Question Generator – growth and decay problems: find rate of growth/decay
- Random Question Generator – growth and decay problems: find time period
- Random Question Generator – mixed questions
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Unlimited practice questions: compound interest and depreciation
Simple interest (as opposed to compound interest, covered above) is rarely seen in the real world, but can make appearances in maths textbooks and exams.
Unlimited practice questions: simple interest
Comparing simple and compound interest
This applet allows you to compare how an initial amount of £100 would grow over a period of up to 15 years at a given percentage rate using simple interest and compound interest. You can drag the slider underneath the horizontal axis to show year-by-year growth.With thanks to Yip Wing Chung, Felix, whose Simple interest Compound interest worksheet is available here. Material modified and embedded here under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.
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