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Algebra 2: Exploring Power Functions 2
by Texas Instruments

Published on August 31, 2011

Objectives

  • Students will be able to write a power function with unit fractions as exponents using radical notion.
  • Students will be able to describe the shape, end behavior, and key points for power functions with unit fractions as exponents.
  • Students will be able to describe the shape, end behavior, and key points for power functions with negative integer exponents.

Vocabulary

  • radical functions
  • rational functions
  • domain
  • range
  • asymptotes

About the Lesson

This lesson involves students investigating power functions by clicking on a slider. As a result, students will:

  • Discover the connection among power functions and both radical and rational functions.
  • Compare how different exponents impact the shape of a power function.