This lesson is a review of the basic properties of exponential and logarithmic functions with special attention given to those properties that are most relevant for calculus.
This can either be used as part of a summer assignment to help students get ready for calculus or it can be used as a review at the beginning of the school year. It could also be used as part of an "Introduction to Calculus" unit at the end of a precalculus course.
This lesson is appropriate for both AP Calculus AB and BC, as well as college calculus.
Detailed answer keys are included.
The topics covered include:
-Definition of an Exponential Function
-Graphing Exponential Functions
-Transformations of Exponential Functions
-Definition of a Logarithmic Function
-Exponential and Logarithmic Forms
-Graphing Logarithmic Functions
-Transformations of Logarithmic Functions
-Laws of Logarithms
In this product, you will find the following:
-Powerpoint Presentation (26 slides)
-Guided Notes (4 pages, a "filled in" copy is also included)
-Do Now Slips (4 slips on one page, answers included)
-Exit Ticket Slips (4 slips on one page, answers included)
-Homework Assignment (2 pages, a detailed answer key is included)
This lesson is part of a larger unit on Functions. The complete unit includes the following:
-Properties of Functions
-Exponential and Logarithmic Functions