Big Idea:
How many tiles will be in the 100th figure? Students develop their own shortcuts to find explicit rules for linear and nonlinear tile patterns.

Big Idea:
To compare an exponential decay function to an exponential growth function in the previous day's lesson from a table using the equation y=ab^x.

Big Idea:
Use the time that students are working on the summative assessment to give them informal narrative feedback which they appreciate and which helps shape the culture of the classroom.

Big Idea:
Model different situations for Linear, Exponential, and Quadratic Functions using a collaborative activity from the Mathematical Design Collaborative (MDC).

Big Idea:
Students collaborate to identify, develop, and promote ways to use exponential functions to understand the world around us through mathematical modeling!