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Precalculus: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Classroom ActivitiesDownload

Compound Interest

This activity involves exploring the formula for compound interest as a function of the initial deposit, interest rate, and the number of pay periods per year.
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Coin Toss

Students will run two experiments that simulate pouring out coins from a bag.
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Accelerated Returns

Students compare periodic and continuous compounding and apply continuous compounding to a variety of problem situations.
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Can You Hear Me Now?

Students will explore logarithmic equations relating to sound intensity and pH.
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Very Interesting

Students explore interest related to consumer loans, credit, and savings accounts.
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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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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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How Cool It Is!

In this activity, students will use a temperature probe to generate a cooling curve and develop an appropriate regression equation to model collected data.
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Radical Functions

Students use a nomograph to investigate functions defined by square roots.
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World Population

In this activity, students use their graphing calculator to explore world population data from the years 1950-2006. They will develop various equations to model the data.
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