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Explore the Rebound Height of A Ball

Algebra I

» Unit:

Exponential Functions

Big Idea:To compare an exponential decay function to an exponential growth function in the previous day's lesson from a table using the equation y=ab^x.

Organizing a List and Guess & Check

Algebra I

» Unit:

Systems of Equations

Big Idea:In order for guessing and checking to be useful and efficient, it’s important to have an idea of how to organize a list of possibilities.

Games with Paper

8th Grade Math

» Unit:

Gimme the Base: More with Exponents

Big Idea:We can model the immense numbers created in the exponential process and find hands on activities that help all learners.

Unit Review Game: The Row Game

12th Grade Math

» Unit:

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Big Idea:Get everyone involved and incorporate movement using The Row Game.

Running and the Domain of Middle Earth: Modeling a Run and a Hobbit's Journey through Piece-wise Functions

Algebra I

» Unit:

Everything is Relative: Linear Functions

Big Idea:Students model the many adventures of hobbit Frodo Baggins while exploring the concept of domain AND learning how to graph piece-wise functions!

FInal Discussion - "Demystifying e" PLUS Skills Practice with Logarithms

Algebra II

» Unit:

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Big Idea:This lesson builds on the “concept level” understanding that the students have obtained on “e” and extends that knowledge to skills practice and the natural logarithm function. It also focuses on mathematics specific readings strategies.

Writing in Math Classroom, Part 3: Comparing and Contrasting Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

Algebra I

» Unit:

Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Students work collaboratively to teach each other the similarities and differences between arithmetic and geometric sequences!

Creating and Interpreting Exponential Functions

Algebra I

» Unit:

Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Students work collaboratively to model different real world application of exponential functions!

Linear and Nonlinear Function Review and Portfolio

12th Grade Math

» Unit:

Linear and Nonlinear Functions

Big Idea:Give students the chance to put all the pieces together. Give them the chance to make connections between the ideas and skills of the unit.

Constructing Linear and Exponential Functions

Algebra I

» Unit:

Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Students learn to create linear and exponential functions in different representations through the context of sorting out change.

Marketing Exponential Functions: A Group Performance Assessment Task

Algebra I

» Unit:

Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Students collaborate to identify, develop, and promote ways to use exponential functions to understand the world around us through mathematical modeling!

Unit Assessment: Linear Functions

Algebra I

» Unit:

Everything is Relative: Linear Functions

Big Idea:Students complete a unit assessment aligned to unit standards - provides excellent data source for teacher's to adjust and refine their curriculum and instruction!

How Much Will College Cost in the Future?

12th Grade Math

» Unit:

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Big Idea:Use real data to estimate college costs for the next generation.

A Penny or $100,000!

Algebra I

» Unit:

Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Students compare the pattern of change of an exponential function to the rate of change in a linear function.

Review Lesson on Exponential Functions

Algebra I

» Unit:

Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Students work in groups to review key concepts to solidify their understanding and use of exponential functions!

HSF-LE.B.5

Interpret the parameters in a linear or exponential function in terms of a context.