Unit 2: Exponential Functions

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.

Time frame:
6 weeks
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?
Overall Unit Flow:
Initial Task Developmental Lessons Closure & Assessment
1 lesson 5 weeks (approximately 1 week per big idea) 1 week