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Unit 2:

Exponential Functions

How do we measure change?
6 weeks

The purpose of this unit is to extend students’ understanding of exponential numbers, properties, and functions, and their applications in the real world.  In this unit, we draw upon standards from five clusters: the real number system; seeing structure in expressions; building functions; interpreting functions; and modeling with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. Students closely examine the relationship between exponential and logarithmic functions.

Essential Questions:

  • How do we measure change?
  • How are different representations of numbers related?
  • How are different representations of functions related?
  • How do we define relationships between functions?
Printable Unit Plan
  • Algebra II Unit Plan for Unit 2
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    Algebra II Unit Plan for Unit 2

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Unit Outline

12 Components

Every unit begins with an Initial Task and ends with a Balanced Assessment, both focusing on core mathematics of the unit. The core mathematics is developed through a series of resources around Big Ideas; as you move through the unit, keep students focused on how these ideas are connected and how they address mathematical problem solving. Before attempting the Balanced Assessment, students have an opportunity to synthesize their knowledge through a multi-day Formative Assessment Lesson and teacher-designed re-engagement lessons.

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