Unit 4 – Exponential Functions and Applications

Overview

This unit will be focusing on exponential functions. We will start by reviewing exponent rules, looking at rational exponents (exponents that have fraction exponents), then we will use function notation to make data tables and graph those. There are MANY applications to exponents, many used in everyday life. We will explore how to create exponential expressions based on contexts to answer real world questions.

Standards

F.IF.A.2 Use function notation, evaluate functions for inputs in their domains, and interpret statements that use function notation in terms of a context.
A.SSE.B.3.c Use the properties of exponents to transform expressions for exponential functions.

 

F.IF.C.8.b Use the properties of exponents to interpret expressions for exponential functions.
F.BF.A.1 Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.

Videos

 

Classwork

Day 1: Exponent Laws Discovery Activity

Day 2: Drug Filtering Worksheet

Day 3/4: Bees Gone Crazy Task – Exponential Functions

Day 4: Who is right, who is wrong (answers)

Day 5: Modeling with Exponential Functions