Reflection: Trust and Respect Special exponential "e" - Section 2: Discovering Euler's Number


When students reported out their results in the class (example 1 and example 2) students noticed that some students did not seem to fit with most of the classes results. As we discussed the results the groups with different answers in the last column began talking to each other to see why their answer was different. As the students talk and ask questions these students realized they gave the value of x not n/x.

The above activity shows that the students in this class are not afraid to have an error when they go to the board. By developing a culture of learning at the beginning of the year students are able to discuss each others work without fear.  When I see this occur during the year I know that the students are learning by working together not just waiting for me to give them an answer.


  Trust and Respect: How students corrected errors
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Special exponential "e"

Unit 3: Exponential and Logarithmic functions
Lesson 2 of 11

Objective: SWBAT determine how Euler's number appears in different contexts.

Big Idea: How can a number be divided so that raising the part to the power is was divided by gives you the largest product?

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Math, exponential function, Euler's number, PreCalculus, exponential function, logarithmic functions, equation solving, Properties of Logarithm
  45 minutes
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