This product is designed to be used for groups of 2, 3 and/or 4 members. The activity practices solving simple exponential equations with different bases without using square roots and logarithms. All the equations are of type “Exponential function = Counting Number ” and the base of the exponential function is a counting number too. All the equations result in linear.
Activity Directions: Partners will each have their own set of 12 exponential equations. They start solving and write down the solutions of the problems on the recording sheet provided or on a separate sheet of paper. Then students look for the numbers they have found on the “keyholes board” - a set of keyholes given with numbers on them. They find some of their answers written on the keyholes, so that way they get the correct keys to “unlock” them. Partners mark the “unlocked keyholes” on the board. They record which are the “unlocked keyholes” and count them. Partners show the teacher their results. The group which is ready first and who has worked correctly wins.
All answer keys are included.
Here is the link of my version LEVEL 2 of this product. It contains more complex exponential equations (there are many examples where the base of the exponential function is a fraction, decimal or an irrational number):
Solving Exponential Equations (Level 2) - Group Activity
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