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The lesson begins by associating the distance between two points with the right triangle that may be formed by joining the points and extending horizontal and vertical lines through the points.

Using Kleiber's rule- which linked an animals metabolic rate to its mass- to motivate working with rational exponents, this lesson begins by linking work with \(n\)th roots from the last le

Exponential notation for \(n\)th roots and radicals is introduced.

To motivate the convention for negative and zero exponents, the lesson begins by observing the halving pattern found in continuously decreasing the exponent of a power of two by one.

This lesson focuses on finding appropriate non linear functions to model real world phenomena.

The lesson begins with a comparison of data tables and graphs of two functions, one directly proportional (cost of gas) and the other exponential (population), before a definition for direct va

A short lesson introducing the cube root and absolute value functions and their graphs.

The lesson begins with graphs of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and water levels of Lake Huron where points on the graph are interpreted.

The lesson begins with a discussion about growth factors and percent increase, leading to the presentation of the compound interest formula.

Beginning with a formal definition of an exponential function, the lesson then compares the graphs of increasing and decreasing exponential functions.