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Key Curriculum Press Advanced Algebra: Investigation Cooling

Published on 04/19/2005

Activity Overview

This investigation is from Advanced Algebra Lesson 5.8: Applications of Logarithms from Chapter 5: Exponential, Power, and Logarithmic Functions. Students will find a relationship between temperature of a cooling object and time

Before the Activity

Review the Teacher Resources and Calculator Note PDF files.
Make copies of the Student Activity PDF file for your class.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Find a relationship between temperature of a cooling object and time
  • Prove that the statements of equality are true


  • Directions:
  • Distribute the student activity sheets
  • Follow the procedures as outlined
  • After the Activity

    As a class, review student answers, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.