## Copy of Video Narrative #2: A Pre-Spring Break Productive Struggle: Lesson Middle.MOV - Section 2: Lesson Middle

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Productive Struggle - A Pre-Spring Break Challenge of Exponential Functions

# Productive Struggle - A Pre-Spring Break Challenge of Exponential Functions

Unit 2: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Lesson 6 of 21

Lesson 6 of 21

## Objective: Students will have an opportunity to demonstrate new knowledge through a group presentation at the end of class. They will use appropriate mathematical vocabulary to communicate their findings to the class.

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#### Wrapping Up

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It is a sincere joy seeing the students present their findings to the class! Although the presentations are relatively informal, it is a great and productive way to harness the students spring-break energy into mathematical productivity and problem solving. In fact, I can’t think of a better way to head into spring break! I certainly do not do this all of the time, but any student who was an active participant and group member during the day’s investigation earned points for the activity.

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- UNIT 1: Culture Building Unit - Welcome to the New Year!
- UNIT 2: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- UNIT 3: Sequences and Series
- UNIT 4: Statistics: Something for Everyone
- UNIT 5: Review Lessons
- UNIT 6: Writing Prompts in Mathematics
- UNIT 7: Trig Tidbits
- UNIT 8: Functions, Problem Solving, and 21st Century Skills
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- LESSON 1: Introduction to Exponential Functions - Rational Exponents
- LESSON 2: Real Number Exponents
- LESSON 3: A Conceptual Introduction to Exponential Functions: Collaboration, Questioning, and Financial Advice!
- LESSON 4: Discovering Solutions to Exponential Equations
- LESSON 5: An "Exponentially" Rewarding Battle!
- LESSON 6: Productive Struggle - A Pre-Spring Break Challenge of Exponential Functions
- LESSON 7: Compositions, Inverses & Role Play: Extending Concepts to Exponential Functions
- LESSON 8: Exponential Functions and Logarithms - Connecting the Dots
- LESSON 9: Exponentials and Logarithms: LOUD and CLEAR!
- LESSON 10: A Wrap on Logarithmic dB's and An Extension to Logarithmic Properties
- LESSON 11: Classroom Journey: Exponential and Logarithmic Properties
- LESSON 12: Laws of Logarithms and Real Applications
- LESSON 13: Calculator Boot-Camp and Solving Exponential Equations
- LESSON 14: Logs, Loans, and Life Lessons!
- LESSON 15: "Demystifying e" Day #1
- LESSON 16: Logs, Loans, and Life Lessons Collaboration Day!
- LESSON 17: FInal Discussion - "Demystifying e" PLUS Skills Practice with Logarithms
- LESSON 18: Elephant Tracks!
- LESSON 19: End of Unit Differentiated Problem Set
- LESSON 20: Differentiated Problem Share Out - Unit Review
- LESSON 21: Unit Review

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