Algebra 2 Semester A: Properties of Exponential Functions
Exponential functions model critical concepts in the world like finance and disease spread. In this module, you will learn how to represent these functions in a variety of ways and gain an introduction to transforming functions.
Teachers will understand that exponential functions have several key patterns including growth and decay factors as well as asymptotes (limits).
Teachers will learn how to transform exponential functions in order to represent quadratic functions graphically, algebraically, numerically, or descriptively.
Teachers will be able to correctly graph exponential functions.
Teachers will be able to anticipate the graphical representation of a function based on the algebraic expression of an exponential function
Teachers will believe that conceptual understanding of mathematical topics is a pre-requisite of enduring academic achievement.
Teachers will believe that introducing patterns of exponential properties through inquiry and problem-solving is essential to impart a deep understanding of how quadratics function.
Teachers will believe that situating mathematical content within a context that is both meaningful and relevant to students is essential for students to be able to engage deeply in meaning making with content.