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Summer Math Projects

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Summer learning loss can be one of the most tragic things to happen to a student's academic success, as well as cause much frustration for educators. Stop the learning loss in math with five summer projects intended for middle and high...
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Exponential Functions and Their Graphs

For Students 9th - 12th
Expand your knowledge on exponential growth! A concept video features the definition of an exponential function. Eight problem videos cover graphing exponential functions, identifying exponential growth and decay, and applying...
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Explore Learning Exponential Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers graph exponential equations and solve application problems using exponential functions. They re-enact a story about a peasant worker whose payment for services is rice grains doubled on a checker board. They place M &...
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Exponential Functions

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students graph exponential equations of the form y=Ma. They understand the effects of M, a, and k on the graph. They solve application problems using exponential functions.
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Characteristics of Exponential Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What can an upper grader do with an exponential function? They can solve and graph it, identify its important characteristic, and differentiate graphs based on shifts in graph bases that are greater or less than one. This 45 minute...
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Exponential Functions f(x) = abx

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers define exponential functions and graph the equation. In this algebra instructional activity, students discuss exponential growth and decay as they graph their functions. They differentiate between the base of growth and...
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Linear and Exponential Functions

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Provide a continuous progression to linear and exponential functions. Pupils continue to work with the discrete functions known as sequences to the broader linear and exponential functions. The second unit in a series of nine provides...
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Murder in the First Degree - The Death of Mr. Spud

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Secondary learners investigate exponential functions in a real-world scenario. They collect data on the temperature of a cooling baked potato, enter the data into lists, and graph the data using a scatter plot before finding an...
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Exponential Growth and Exponential Functions

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of exponential functions. In this exponential functions lesson plan, students model exponential growth about a high school population using an applet. Learners manipulate the applet to show the effect that a...
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Comparing Exponential and Power Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils compare and contrast exponential and power functions. For this precalculus lesson, students identify the value of x, using the graph as a visual. They compare functions with base of greater than one, to base of less than one.
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Exponential Reflections

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High Schoolers explore the concept of exponential reflections. They use their Ti-Nspire to reflect the natural logarithm function over the line y=x. Students repeat the process using different exponential functions using a slider.
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Exploring Power Functions 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young mathematicians learn to write algebraic equations. They solve and graph different polynomial functions with different powers. They then graph radicals and identify the domain and range.
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Bounce Back: The Exponential Pattern of Rebound Heights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the concept of exponential functions! In this exponential functions lesson plan, learners determine the function that represents the rebound height of a ball. They collect data on the rebound height of a ball and perform an...
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Module 2: Linear and Exponential Functions

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Write, graph, and model all things linear and exponential. Building on the previous module in a nine-part Algebra I series, learners compare linear exponential modeling. They write equations, graph functions, and analyze key features.
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Transformations and Exponential Functions

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders study graphing exponential functions. In this transformations lesson plan, 10th graders apply inquiry to determine how changes to a parent function affect its graph. Students analyze transformed graphs and generate the...
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Exploring the Exponential Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate exponential growth and decay.  For this exponential growth and decay lesson, students plot data on the cooling of a hot cup of coffee and the interest on a principal amount.  Students discuss how various b-values...
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NUMB3RS Activity: Exponential Modeling

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners investigate exponential functions.  In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson plan students find an exponential model from a set of data.  Learners investigate the affects of changing parameters have on the graph of an exponential...
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Exponential Modeling

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Investigate exponential growth and decay. A set of six activities has pupils collecting and researching data in a variety of situations involving exponential relationships. They model these situations with exponential functions and solve...
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Drawing Inverses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An Algebra II instructional activity draws the connection between the exponential function and its inverse. By graphing an exponential function and using tables and a calculator, students graph the logarithmic function. The plan comes...
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Rate of Change

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Get your classes moving and collaborating! The activity moves learners through a set of four stations. Each station presents a linear and/or exponential function task. Ultimately, learners compare linear and exponential functions and...
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Module 4: Linear and Exponential Functions

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Sequences and series are traditionally thought of as topics for the pre-calculus or calculus class, when learners are figuring out how to develop limits. But this unit uses patterns and slopes of linear functions in unique ways to bring...
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Writing Exponential Functions Based on Data

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Give your class a concrete example of exponential growth and decay using this hands-on activity. These Algebra II lessons allow for the exploration of exponential growth and decay models, as well as the discovery of the patterns of each....
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King for a Day

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rumor has it exponential functions help solve problems! In a kingdom filled with rumors, young scholars must determine the speed a rumor spreads. The ultimate goal is to decide how many people must know the rumor for it to spread to the...
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Careers in Banking: Working with Exponential Growth

For Teachers 8th Standards
Emphasize the importance of investing and money management at a young age. Pupils create exponential equations to model how different investments grow. The class describes the two investments and look at the effects of the parameters of...

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