Students will compare and contrast exponential functions with linear and quadratic functions by using these function types to model different scenarios. They will compare the values returned for each function in real-world contexts, the tables and graphs, as well as the general forms and the meaning of the constants in each form. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: HSF.LE.A.1, HSF.LE.A.2.
The fun stuff:
What's the best bank account to keep your money in? Depends on if your bank account uses a linear, exponential or quadratic function! Students explore, compare and contrast different function types by looking at tables, equations and graphs. Students experiment with how the different functions work and how the graphs express what they do! Powerful and accessible!
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The mission includes:
•Comparing and contrasting the three different function types in a real-world context.
• Comparing the structure of the equations and understanding their components.
•Comparing numerical output for different x-values.
•Finding equations for functions from tables.
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