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Properties of Logarithms - IB

Activity Overview

In this activity, students explore the product property, the quotient property, and the power property of logarithms both algebraically and graphically.


  • Students will be able to state and apply the properties of logarithms.
  • Students will make comparisons between the properties of exponents and the properties of logarithms.
  • Students will try to make a connection with how to understand these topics in IB Mathematics courses and on their final assessments.


  • logarithmic expressions
  • equivalent expressions
  • exponential properties

About the Lesson

This activity is done with the use of the TI-84 family as an aid to the problems, specifically using Lists to input and generate graphs using stat plots and linear regression commands. It serves as a nice introduction to properties of logarithms.