Comparing Linear and Exponential Models Again

Making connections between a function, table, graph, and context is an essential skill in mathematics. Focused on comparing linear and exponential relationships in all these aspects, this resource equips pupils to recognize and interpret both types of functions by incorporating multiple representations. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a comparison of all aspects of linear and exponential functions
  • Break into collaborative groups with each exercise to encourage discussion and improve confidence
Classroom Considerations

  • Participants should be confident with both linear and exponential functions before this activity
  • The 22nd installment in the 26-part series
Pros

  • Multiple representations of functions are specifically compared to reinforce similarities and differences
  • All handouts, keys, and a detailed teacher guide are included
  • Introductory activity and exit ticket are included
Cons

  • None