Properties of Logarithms

Log the resource on logarithms for future use. Learners review and explore properties of logarithms and solve base 10 exponential equations in the 12th installment of a 35-part module. An emphasis on theoretical definitions and approaches differs from the numerical approach in previous lessons.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class create posters for each property of logarithms to display in the classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on previous lessons in module
  • Note that the lesson only considers common (base 10) logarithms; consideration of other bases shows up later in the module

  • Teacher resource includes timing suggestions for each part of the lesson to keep pupils engaged and on task
  • Highlighting mathematical practices in lesson notes allows instructors to keep an eye out for pupils exhibiting these practices

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Common Core