Reflection: Student Ownership Introduction to Exponential Functions - Rational Exponents - Section 1: Opening Class


Attached you will see a completed sticky-note graph.  This graph is the finalized version (after addressing all incorrect answers).  At first, I did not like how the scale of the graph lead to many of the sticky notes being higher on the wall, or near the ceiling.  However, I soon realized that this really helped to drive home my point on exponential growth!  Sometime we create way more than we bargain for as teachers, and this is a fine example of that.

  Student Ownership: Sample Completed Sticky Note Graph
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Introduction to Exponential Functions - Rational Exponents

Unit 2: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Lesson 1 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to extend the meaning (and rules) of exponents to include rational exponents. They will activate prior knowledge and applications of exponents from their introductory study in Algebra I.

Big Idea: This multi-faceted lesson creatively activates the students' prior knowledge of exponents in a fun and engaging way - it also includes a “far-out” example that leaves them with a hunger to learn “exponentially” more!

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Math, Algebra, 11th Grade
  42 minutes
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