Looking for a fun gift for your graduating precalculus students? I created this free SVG file which can be used to make stickers or vinyl decals for your favorite math students.

## Exponents Chart (Powers of 2 to 9)

I created this exponents chart that lists the first 8 powers of each of the numbers from 2 to 9 for my students. I thought it might also be of use to use and your students. We started reviewing exponent rules in Pre-Calculus today. We’re doing this in preparation for our exponentials/logarithms unit which is …

## 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 …

## Amy Gruen’s Exponent Puzzles

I’m really looking forward to using Amy Gruen’s Exponent Puzzles in my Algebra 2 class this year. I’ve already printed off a copy so I don’t forget to use them! These exponent puzzles are going to make the perfect introduction to logarithms!

## 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 …

## 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 …

## 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

## 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 …

## Exponential Growth and Decay Foldable

I created this exponential growth and decay foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. The inside of our foldable featured four different word problems for students to solve involving either exponential growth or decay. Free Download of Exponential Growth and Decay Foldable

## 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 …

## The Case of the Cooling Corpse Task

I got a chance to work through the case of the cooling corpse task at a common core workshop that I attended (OGAP) during the summer of 2013. This is a fun way to bring some creativity into the classroom and explore Newton’s Law of Cooling. I am blogging about the activities that we worked …

## Modeling Exponential Growth and Decay Activity with Skittles

Today I’m sharing a creative way to use candy (in this case Skittles) for a modeling exponential growth and decay activity in Algebra. Last summer, I attended several weeks of workshops and conferences.  At the first workshop of the summer, I got to participate in an activity that used M&Ms to model exponential decay.  I …