Mathalicious: iPod dPreciation

How has the iPod depreciated over time?

How has the value of the original iPod changed since it was announced in 2001?

In this lesson students will compare linear vs. exponential decay, and will use eBay to explore how various products have depreciated over time. In the end, students will see which Apple products have depreciated the most and the least over time, and discuss what might account for the differences.


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Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Exponents & Square Roots, Linear Equations
High School
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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