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Exponential Reflections

Students determine that the inverse of the exponential function is the natural log function by plotting the inverse of exponential solution points.
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Exponential Growth

Students will find an approximation for the value of the mathematical constant e and to apply it to exponential growth and decay problems.
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Arithmetic Sequences & Series

Students use formulas to find the differences of the consecutive terms, plot a scatter plot of each sequence, and determine that sequences with common differences (called arithmetic sequences) have scatter plots whose points form a straight line.
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Modeling Data

Students graph data modeling exponential and logarithmic growth and find equations representing the data.
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Change Of Base

Discover the change of base rule for logarithms by examining the ratio of two logarithmic functions with different bases.
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Constructing an Ellipse

Students explore two different methods for constructing an ellipse.
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Geometric Sequences & Series

Students find common ratios of geometric sequences on a spreadsheet and create scatter plots of the sequences to see how each curve is related to the value of the common ratio and/or the sign of the first term of the sequence.
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Properties of Logarithms

Students use a combination of algebra and graphing to discover the properties of logarithms.
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Recursive Sequences

Students use the sequence mode of the graphing calculator to generate recursive sequences and then examine the values.
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Sequence Investigation

Students use the calculator to create an arithmetic sequence and explore the effect of each variable in the formula of the nth term of an arithmetic sequence.
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Sums of Sequences

Students develop formulas for the sum of arithmetic and geometric sequences and then find the sum of sequences using the formulas developed.
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Domain & Range

Students explore a variety of mathematical functions and real world applications of functions to understand the concepts of domain and range.
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