The “WhatPower” Function

The Function That Shall Not Be Named? The eighth installment of a 35-part module uses a WhatPower function to introduce scholars to the concept of a logarithmic function without actually naming the function. Once pupils are comfortable with the concept, they are given the proper function name and definition.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the problem set as a homework assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson notes assume the use of a document camera, but any other presentation device will suffice
  • Sets up the next few lessons, so it is extremely important pupils understand the basic concept of logarithms

  • Resource contains a Frayer diagram to summarize the logarithmic function
  • Teacher guide includes guiding questions to use for discussion

  • None
Common Core