This is a one-sided notes page used to teach the basics of exponential functions.
The notes begin by defining what an exponential function is. Then the equation is given. The student fills in what "a" represents. The information related to "b" is already given. Next, four examples are given where the student is asked to write the exponential equation. On the first two examples the student is simply given the starting value and the rate. The second two examples involve a word problem.
On examples 5 & 6, the student is given an exponential equation and asked to identify the initial value, whether the equation represents exponential growth or decay and the rate of growth or decay.
Finally, the student is given two more word problems that they have to write an equation for and solve. On the first question, the equation is given in the word problem. Key included.
Finish these notes with my Exponential Functions Practice
for a one day lesson plan on Exponential Functions.
Also check out my Exponential Functions Unit Bundle
which contains a complete 5-day unit on Exponential Functions complete with a cumulative quiz!
All of my resources are color-coded by topic. To find more resources on Exponential Functions, please return to my store and look for the peach background.
My other Algebra 1 Exponential Functions resources include:
Intro to Exponential Functions Notes
Exponential Functions Notes
Analyzing Graphs of Exponential Functions
Linear, Quadratic or Exponential? Practice
Exponential Functions Practice
Graphing Exponential Functions Practice
Exponential Functions Review Activity
Linear vs Quadratic vs Exponential Foldable
Exponential Functions Quiz
© 2016 Secondary Math Solutions
This purchase is for one teacher and for classroom use only.
All rights reserved. No part of this product may be reproduced, transmitted or distributed without express permission from the author. This product may not be posted or uploaded to the Internet in any form including classroom websites or network drives. If other teachers, colleagues, teams, schools or districts wish to use this resource, additional licenses must be purchased and can be done so for half price.