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Strand: FUNCTIONS - Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models (F.LE)

Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems (Standards F.LE.3-4). Interpret expressions for functions in terms of the situation it models. Introduce-
Accuracy of Carbon 14 Dating II

This Illustrative Mathematics task is a refinement of "Carbon 14 dating" which focuses on accuracy. While the mathematical part of this task is suitable for assessment, the context makes it more appropriate for instructional purposes. This type of question is very important in science and it also provides an opportunity to study the very subtle question of how errors behave when applying a function: in some cases the errors can be magnified while in others they are lessened. -
Applying Rational Equations video

This video introduces and explains the topic. -
Bacteria Populations

This task provides a real world context for interpreting and solving exponential equations. There are two solutions provided for part (a). The first solution demonstrates how to deduce the conclusion by thinking in terms of the functions and their rates of change. The second approach illustrates a rigorous algebraic demonstration that the two populations can never be equal. -
Carbon 14 dating

The task requires the student to use logarithms to solve an exponential equation in the realistic context of carbon dating, important in archaeology and geology, among other places. -
Carbon 14 dating in practice II

This problem introduces the method used by scientists to date certain organic material. It is based not on the amount of the Carbon 14 isotope remaining in the sample but rather on the ratio of Carbon 14 to Carbon 12. This ratio decreases, hypothetically, at a constant exponential rate as soon as the organic material has ceased to absorb Carbon 14, that is, as soon as it dies. -
Exponential Kiss

The purpose of this task is twofold: first using technology to study the behavior of some exponential and logarithmic graphs and secondly to manipulate some explicit logarithmic and exponential expressions. -
FUNCTIONS - Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models (F.LE) - Sec Math III Core Guide

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for the Secondary Mathematics III - Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models (F.LE). -
Graphene

This task provides a real world context for examining the incredible power of exponential growth/decay. -
Introduction to the Materials (Math 3)

Introduction to the Materials in the Mathematics Three of the The MVP classroom experience begins by confronting students with an engaging task and then invites them to grapple with solving it. As students ideas emerge, take form, and are shared, the teacher orchestrates the student discussions and explorations towards a focused mathematical goal. As conjectures are made and explored, they evolve into mathematical concepts that the community of learners begins to embrace as effective strategies for analyzing and solving problems. -
Modeling: Having Kittens

This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to interpret a situation and represent the constraints and variables mathematically, select appropriate mathematical methods to use, make sensible estimates and assumptions and investigate an exponentially increasing sequence. -
Module 2: Logarithmic Functions - Student Edition (Math 3)

The Mathematics Vision Project, Secondary Math Three Module 2, Logarithmic Functions, picks up where Module 1 leaves off. Students begin to understand logarithms by drawing upon their experiences with inverses and exponential functions to evaluate, approximate, and order logarithmic expressions such log2 8 and log2 20. -
Module 2: Logarithmic Functions - Teacher Edition (Math 3)

The Mathematics Vision Project, Secondary Math Three Module 2, Logarithmic Functions, picks up where Module 1 leaves off. Students begin to understand logarithms by drawing upon their experiences with inverses and exponential functions to evaluate, approximate, and order logarithmic expressions such log2 8 and log2 20. -
Module 3: Polynomial Functions - Student Edition (Math 3)

The Mathematics Vision Project, Secondary Math Three Module 3, Polynomial Functions, begins with a task that links linear, quadratic, and cubic functions together by highlighting the rates of change of each function type and using a story context to show that a linear function is the sum of a constant, a quadratic function is the accumulation or sum of a linear function, and a cubic function is the sum of a quadratic function. -
Module 3: Polynomial Functions - Teacher Edition (Math 3)

The Mathematics Vision Project, Secondary Math Three Module 3, Polynomial Functions, begins with a task that links linear, quadratic, and cubic functions together by highlighting the rates of change of each function type and using a story context to show that a linear function is the sum of a constant, a quadratic function is the accumulation or sum of a linear function, and a cubic function is the sum of a quadratic function. -
Newton's Law of Cooling

The coffee cooling experiment in this task is a popular example of an exponential model with immediate appeal. The model is realistic and provides a good context for students to practice work with exponential equations. -
Snail Invasion

The purpose of this task is to give students experience modeling a real-world example of exponential growth, in a context that provides a vivid illustration of the power of exponential growth, for example the cost of inaction for a year. -
Solving Rational Expressions video

This video introduces and explains the topic.

http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Lindsey Henderson and see the Mathematics - Secondary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer Throndsen. These materials have been produced by and for the teachers of the State of Utah. Copies of these materials may be freely reproduced for teacher and classroom use. When distributing these materials, credit should be given to Utah State Board of Education. These materials may not be published, in whole or part, or in any other format, without the written permission of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 East 500 South, PO Box 144200, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200.