Logarithms: Undo the Exponential

Rumor has it that an exponential can be undone. After playing a rumor game to model exponential growth, pupils learn about undoing exponential functions. They use the definition of the logarithm to convert exponential equations to logarithmic equations and vice-versa.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use foldables to help class members remember the relationship between logarithms and exponentials
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should have a basic understanding of inverses
  • Individuals should be comfortable with exponential functions
Pros

  • Provides a description of each slide for the teacher
  • Includes suggestions for interventions to use with struggling learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core