Problem Solving Task: Moore’s Law

How does computing power grow?

Student Learning Targets

  • Habit 1: I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Habit 4: I can construct mathematical models.
  • Habit 5: I can make strategic use of appropriate tools.
  • TN1: I can use exponents to understand large numbers, small numbers, and non-decimal counting systems.
  • TN2: I can write sequences both recursively and with an explicit formula, and I can use them to model situations.


Assignment Handout

Final Writing Prompt

Make a new google doc with the file name: #TN Final RAFT YOUR NAME, and share it with

SLT Habit 3: I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  • Role: You are a computer nerd.
  • Audience: Other computer nerds.
  • Format: A treatise on the future and the power of computers.
  • Topic: The Singularity.

In your own words, what does Moore’s Law say?  Based on the work you have done in this project, do you think that Moore’s Law will continue to be true for the next 10 years?  For the next 20 years?  For the next 50?  And if Moore’s Law does continue to be true, what will that mean for the future of computers?  How will technology affect us?  Use your work and some extra research about “The Singularity” (CITE YOUR SOURCES) to make your predictions.


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