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Earthquakes and Explosions – a Logarithms Problem Based Assessment (PBA)

Several years ago, a summer workshop I was part of was centered around learning to write problem based assessments for math class. The group I was in was tasked with writing an Algebra 2 level PBA. My group chose to write our assessment over logarithms. Here’s the Logarithms Problem Based Assessment that my group came …

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Graphing Geometric Sequences Foldable

I created this graphing geometric sequences foldable to wrap up our sequences unit in Algebra 1. After working with finding rules and terms, I decided I still needed my students to wrap their minds around how the graph of a geometric sequence differed from the graphs we had previously made for arithmetic sequences. After graphing …

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Geometric Sequences Formula Graphic Organizer

I created this geometric sequences formula graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to complete and glue in their interactive notebooks. Geometric sequences are my students’ only real exposure to exponential functions in Algebra 1.  So, I just broke down and gave my students the formula for finding the rule for a geometric sequence.  It …

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Solving Exponential Equations Foldable

I created this solving exponential equations foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. None of the exponential equations in this foldable require logarithms to solve. Instead, I taught students to rewrite each side of the equation with a common base. Free Download of Solving Exponential Equations Foldable

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Solving Exponential Equations with Logarithms Notes and Practice Book

I created this page of notes for solving exponential equations with logarithms. To change things up a bit from our normal notes, I wrote it Q&A style. My Algebra 2 students glued this in their interactive notebooks for future reference. We followed this up with a Solving Exponential Equations with Logarithms Practice Book Foldable. Free …

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No Fives Dice Activity for Modeling Exponential Decay

I got a chance to experience the no fives dice activity for modeling exponential decay at a common core workshop that I attended (OGAP) during the summer of 2013. Illustrative Mathematics has a similar dice activity called “Decaying Dice.” I am blogging about the activities that we worked through in an effort to both make …

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