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 …

# Exponential Functions

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 …

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!

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 …

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 …

I created this converting between exponential form and logarithmic form foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Free Download of Converting Between Exponential and Logarithmic Form 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

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 …

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

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 …