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Fernandez, Eileen; Geist, Kristi A. – Mathematics Teacher, 2011
Logistic growth displays an interesting pattern: It starts fast, exhibiting the rapid growth characteristic of exponential models. As time passes, it slows in response to constraints such as limited resources or reallocation of energy. The growth continues to slow until it reaches a limit, called capacity. When the growth describes a population,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts