June 11, 2012

In this lesson, students will learn to simplify expressions involving exponents, use scientific notation, graph exponential functions, and model real-life situations using exponentials. Lesson 2.4 was about graphing exponential functions. Lesson 2.7 is about one use of exponential functions, which is to model exponential growth.

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Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales.

Understand that the graph of an equation in two variables is the set of all its solutions plotted in the coordinate plane, often forming a curve (which could be a line).

Observe using graphs and tables that a quantity increasing exponentially eventually exceeds a quantity increasing linearly, quadratically, or (more generally) as a polynomial function.

Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales.

Understand that the graph of an equation in two variables is the set of all its solutions plotted in the coordinate plane, often forming a curve (which could be a line).

Observe using graphs and tables that a quantity increasing exponentially eventually exceeds a quantity increasing linearly, quadratically, or (more generally) as a polynomial function.