Defining Logarithms

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An inverse relationship exists between exponents and logarithms, allowing mathematicians to easily convert one to the other. Scholars apply a brief definition of logarithms with a few practice problems. Then, they discover the restrictions on the formula and why they exist.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the difference between natural logarithms and logarithms with other bases
  • Add the definition of logarithms to math journals for easy future reference
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of exponential functions and graphing calculators
Pros
  • Encourages using higher level thinking skills
  • Provides an answer key with full explanations
Cons
  • None
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