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Exponential Functions f(x) = abx

Updated on 08/14/2014

Activity Overview

Move a slider to investigate the effect of different a-values on f(x) = a*bx.

Objectives

  • Students will identify the characteristics of graphs of exponential functions of the form f(x) = abx
  • Students will describe how the parameters a and b affect the graphs of exponential functions of the form f(x) = abx, where a ≠ 0 and b > 0, b ≠ 1

Vocabulary

  • Exponential

About the Lesson

This lesson involves moving a slider to investigate the effect of different a-values on f(x) = a*bx. As a result, students will:

  • Explore specific values of a and b, and then generalize the effects of both a and b on the graph, the domain, and the range of the graph of an exponential function.