Algebra II Module 3, Topic D, Overview

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Topic D opens with a hands-on simulation and modeling activity in which students gather data and apply the analysis of Lesson 22 in Topic C to model it with an exponential function (A-CED.2, F-LE.5).  Students use logarithms to solve exponential equations analytically, and express the solution as a logarithm (F-LE.4).  Students study the relationship between exponential growth and decay and geometric series (F-IF.3), and students must use properties of exponents to interpret expressions for exponential functions (F-IF.8b).  Armed with a more thorough understanding of exponential functions and equations, students revisit the topic of Newton’s Law of Cooling that was introduced in Algebra I (F-BF.1b).

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A.SSE.3.c Use the properties of exponents to transform expressions for exponential functions. For example the...
A.CED.1 Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations...
A.REI.11 Explain why the x-coordinates of the points where the graphs of the equations y = f(x) and y = g(x...

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