Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup
Search
Follow The Annenberg Learner on LinkedIn Follow The Annenberg Learner on Facebook Follow Annenberg Learner on Twitter
MENU
Insights Into Algebra 1 - Teaching For Learning
algebra home workshop 1 workshop 2 workshop 3 workshop 4 workshop 5 workshop 6 workshop 7 workshop 8
Topic Overview Lesson Plans Student Work Teaching Strategies Resources
Workshop 6 Exponential Functions Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans:

Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: Overrun by Skeeters - Exponential Growth

Lesson Plan 2: Bigger and Smaller - Exponent Rules
Download the Workshop 6 Guide


Tool Box
Journal
Graphing Calculator
Channel-Talk
NCTM Standards


Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: Overrun by Skeeters - Exponential Growth
This lesson provides students with an introduction to exponential functions. The class first explores the world population since 1650. Students then conduct a simulation in which a population grows at a random yet predictable rate. Both situations are examples of exponential growth.
Lesson Plan 2: Bigger and Smaller - Exponent Rules
Teacher This lesson will teach students about several of the rules regarding exponents. It uses a situation from Alice in Wonderland in which Alice's height is doubled or reduced by half depending on what she consumes to introduce negative exponents and the rules for dividing powers.

This lesson contains some downloadable files that are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to get the latest version of the Acrobat Reader if you don't already have it installed.


Next: Lesson Plan 1
Site MapAbout This Workshop

© Annenberg Foundation 2014. All rights reserved. Legal Policy