Education Technology

Exponential Equations

Published on 07/24/2005

Activity Overview

After students have learned about basic exponential functions, this activity can be used to test understand of transformations of exponential equations.

Before the Activity

If you are using the TI-Navigator System with the TI-73 you will need the attached .pdf file.
Students should know basic exponential functions and how to transform them.

During the Activity

Show the tower in the Activity Center. Have students send an exponential equation to see if they can trace the left side of the tower. Class discussion should follow. Now have students try to trace the right side of the tower. This is a much more challenging task. Class discussion should follow.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary