HSF-BF.B.5

(+) Understand the inverse relationship between exponents and logarithms and use this relationship to solve problems involving logarithms and exponents.

 
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Exponentials and Logarithms: LOUD and CLEAR!

Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Jarod Hammel
Huntington, IN
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This engaging lesson allows the students to apply logarithms to the real world! After finishing the study, students will think twice before playing their music too loud!

 
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What Is A Log?

12th Grade Math » Unit: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
12th Grade Math » Unit: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
Tiffany Dawdy
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A silent board game leads students to the formal definition of logarithm.

 
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Applying Log Rules

12th Grade Math » Unit: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
12th Grade Math » Unit: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
Tiffany Dawdy
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

After students discover the properties of logs using slide rules they demonstrate their knowledge with a ticket out the door clicker quiz.

 
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Unit Review Game: The Row Game

12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Tim  Marley
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get everyone involved and incorporate movement using The Row Game.

 
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How do we use Logarithms and Exponentials

12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic functions
12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic functions
Katharine Sparks
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can logarithms be used to determine the if the data is exponential or a power function. Applications including decibel, richter scale, pH, Newton's law of cooling,...

 
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Discovering Log Rules (because logs rule!)

12th Grade Math » Unit: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
12th Grade Math » Unit: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
Tiffany Dawdy
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use slide rules to discover the properties of logarithms.

 
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Exponential Functions and Logarithms - Connecting the Dots

Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra II » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Jarod Hammel
Huntington, IN
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson builds nicely on the students’ knowledge of inverse functions and introduces them to the world of logarithms. Rather than trying to memorize mathematical notation, the students are guided through an in-depth study under the umbrella of exponen

 
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Khan Academy on Evaluating Logarithms

8th Grade Math » Unit: Gimme the Base: More with Exponents
8th Grade Math » Unit: Gimme the Base: More with Exponents
Shaun Errichiello
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To understand exponents, we cask ask students to look at the inverse operation of the logarithm

 
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Khan Academy on Evaluating Logarithms (Part 2)

8th Grade Math » Unit: Gimme the Base: More with Exponents
8th Grade Math » Unit: Gimme the Base: More with Exponents
Shaun Errichiello
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

To understand exponents, we cask ask students to look at the inverse operation of the logarithm

 
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Khan Academy on Operations with Logarithms

8th Grade Math » Unit: Gimme the Base: More with Exponents
8th Grade Math » Unit: Gimme the Base: More with Exponents
Shaun Errichiello
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The laws of logarithms are simply a reflection of the laws of exponents.

 
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Puzzling Log Equations

12th Grade Math » Unit: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
12th Grade Math » Unit: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
Tiffany Dawdy
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students complete a puzzle in teams to build their skills of applying logarithm properties.

 
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Logarithmic Properties Scavenger Hunt

12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Tim  Marley
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get students moving and thinking about logarithmic properties.

 
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Solving Exponential Equations Using Logs

12th Grade Math » Unit: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
12th Grade Math » Unit: Logarithmic Functions and Equations
Tiffany Dawdy
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Learning to use logs to solve exponential equations leads into discovery of the change of base formula which is summarized in a Math Tweet.

 
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Exponential and Logarithmic Functions: Unit Assessment

12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Tim  Marley
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Assess your students' understanding of this unit.

 
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Radioactive Decay and Nuclear Waste

12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
12th Grade Math » Unit: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Tim  Marley
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How long it will take for radioactive waste to reach a safe level?

 
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