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Matchstick Math: Using Manipulatives to Model Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Functions
Playing with matches (unlit, of course) becomes an engaging learning experience in this fun instructional unit. Teach pupils how to apply properties of exponential functions to solve problems. They differentiate between quadratic and exponential functions in a series of hands-on lessons that include worksheets, assessments, and answer keys.
9th - 10th Math 11 Views 226 Downloads
Explore Learning Exponential Functions
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 & Ms on a checkerboard and mark the number on a graph.
10th - 12th Math 14 Views 125 Downloads
Making Money and Spreading the Flu!
Paper folding, flu spreading in a school, bacteria growth, and continuously compounded interest all provide excellent models to study exponential functions. This is a comprehensive resource that looks at many different aspects of these applications including creating tables, graphs, and equations.
9th - 11th Math 32 Views 187 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
NUMB3RS Activity: Exponential Modeling
Students investigate exponential functions. In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson students find an exponential model from a set of data. Students investigate the affects of changing parameters have on the graph of an exponential function.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 21 Downloads
Characteristics of Exponential Functions
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 activity covers all the fun exponential functions can be.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Exponential Functions f(x) = abx
Students define exponential functions and graph the equation. In this algebra lesson, students discuss exponential growth and decay as they graph their functions. They differentiate between the base of growth and decay.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
You Mean ANYTHING To The Zero Power Is One?
Students construct computer models of a number of Exponential Functions in order to extend their understanding that anything raised to the zero power is one. They graph the function using spreadsheet software. They complete follow up activities an Internet site.
9th - 12th Math 4 Views 23 Downloads
On the Rebound
Eleventh graders explore the exponential function characterized by a bouncing ball. In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders collect and analyze data as they examine the rebound height of a bouncing ball. Students explore the exponential relationship between the bounce number and the maximum height that the bounce reaches.
11th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Quadratics and Exponential Functions
Students investigate the height of different size and shape of balls as they are bounced. In this algebra instructional activity, students use the idea of quadratics to find the rebound height of each ball and the rate at which they bounce.
8th - 10th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Classifying Functions
Learners explore linear, quadratic, and exponential functions in this activity that makes use of TI Navigator and TI Plus calculators. Using the technology, learners compare and contrast the three types of functions given in the activity.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Exploring the Exponential Function
Students investigate exponential growth and decay. In 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 affect the shape of the graph.
9th - 12th Math 19 Views 60 Downloads
Transformations and Exponential Functions
Tenth graders study graphing exponential functions. For this transformations lesson, 10th graders apply inquiry to determine how changes to a parent function affect its graph. Students analyze transformed graphs and generate the function that matches the graph given the equation of the parent function.
10th Math 4 Views 46 Downloads
Quadratic and Exponential Functions
Students identify the importance of studying exponential decay. In this quadratic functions lesson, students simulate radioactive decay in small groups. Students also present the results found in the investigation and explain why an exponential decay function is an exponential function.
8th - 9th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed