Growth Models
The objectives for this week are: (listed after the course outcome(s) in italics they relate to)

Employ critical thinking skills, drawing upon prior knowledge when possible, to analyze and explore new and unfamiliar problems
1) Determine whether data or a scenario describe linear, exponential, or logistic growth
2) Identify growth rates, initial values, or point values expressed verbally, graphically, or numerically, and translate them into a format usable in calculation

Solve problems using algorithms or formulas
Communicate methods of solutions and solutions to problems for the clarity of the receiver.

3) Calculate recursive and explicit equations for linear growth given sufficient information, and use those equations to make predictions
4) Calculate recursive and explicit equations for exponential growth given sufficient information, and use those equations to make predictions
5) Calculate a recursive equation for logistic growth, and use that equation to make predictions

Analyze and interpret data, including calculating numerical summaries and creating graphical representations, to propose possible implications
Communicate methods of solutions and solutions to problems for the clarity of the receiver.

6) Analyze data found in a published article to determine trend type,
7) Model the trend, and make predictions, clearly communicating the method