Check out these hands-on and interactive activities for introducing logarithms. Some of my students’ favorite logarithm activities include log war, logarithm bingo, and log speed dating.
Logarithm Speed Dating Activity
I learned about logarithm speed dating from Amy Gruen who refers to it as “Super Speedy Quiztastic Fun.” I printed off Amy’s log flash cards. There were two levels of questions, so I printed them on two colors of card stock and laminated them.
Logarithm Bingo Activity
I learned about this logarithm bingo activity (MATHO) after a student asked if we could play log bingo after playing a game of log war. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eI had to do some googling to see if it existed. It did, and it was a huge hit with my students!
Log War Activity for Practicing Logarithms
To give my Algebra 2 students much-needed practice with logarithms, we played log war. I printed and laminated decks of logarithm war cards. There are many different sets of log cards available online to download. I chose a deck created by Lisa Henry.
Converting Between Exponential and Logarithmic Form Foldable
I created this converting between exponential form and logarithmic form foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks.
Logarithm Tarsia Puzzle Activity
I used this logarithm tarsia puzzle (also know as a square puzzle) with my Algebra 2 students. We glued our finished results in our Algebra 2 interactive notebooks.
Today I’m sharing a logarithms foldable I created for my students to glue in their algebra interactive notebooks. I also share a helpful log loop trick.
Swap Two – A Logarithms Task
Harry Ou0026rsquo;Malley shares a lovely logarithms task called u0026ldquo;Swap Two.u0026rdquo; The expression below has three digits. Swap the position of two of the digits to make an expression with: 1) the highest value or 2) the lowest value.
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 up with.
More Activities for Teaching Logarithms
- Swap Two – A Logarithms Task
- Exponents Chart (Powers of 2 to 9)
- Earthquakes and Explosions – a Logarithms Problem Based Assessment (PBA)
- Amy Gruen’s Exponent Puzzles
- Solving Logarithmic Equations Foldable
- Converting Between Exponential and Logarithmic Form Foldable
- Logarithm Tarsia Puzzle Activity
- The Case of the Cooling Corpse Task
- Change of Base Formula Notes
- Properties of Logarithms Foldable
- Logarithms Foldable
- Logarithm Bingo Activity