Exponential Functions - Unit 10 Bundle - Texas Algebra 1 Curriculum

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  1. Get a complete, ready-to-print curriculum covering topics from the Algebra 1 TEKS.This curriculum bundle contains guided notes handouts, practice worksheets, exit tickets, warm-ups, reviews, mid-unit assessments, tests, and concept organizers - all aligned to the Texas Algebra 1 state standards (TEK
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Get a complete, ready-to-print unit covering topics from the Algebra 1 TEKS including attributes of exponential functions, formulating exponential equations from word problems, and exponential regression.


Students are introduced to exponential functions in this unit. They will begin the unit with the study of arithmetic and geometric sequences. Students will then take an introductory look at the behavior of linear functions vs. exponential functions.

Students will graph exponential functions and identify key attributes including domain and range written in inequality form.

Students will formulate equations of exponential functions from mathematical and applied situations, including situations modeling exponential growth and decay.

Exponential regression using technology is introduced as a method for formulating exponential functions given at least 2 points.

These no-prep resources include 6 lessons with guided notes, an exit ticket, a next-day warm-up, and 2 extra practice assignments per lesson.  The unit also includes mid-unit and end-of-unit reviews, mid-unit and end-of-unit editable assessments, and concept organizers. Increase student engagement with 5 TEKS-aligned activities!


TEACHERS LOVE the worked-out keys included with the lessons notes. Feel confident delivering instruction on these sometimes tricky topics! It is a major time-saver if you don’t have quite enough time to create your own guided notes key for the day.

STUDENTS LOVE the reduced note-taking burden with the guided notes handouts. Fill-in-the-blank vocabulary improves the accuracy of students’ notes and frees up more time for showing mathematical steps. 

TEACHERS LOVE the multiple versions of each practice worksheet, review, and assessment and they take full advantage of the EDITABLE versions of the mid-unit assessment form and unit test.

STUDENTS LOVE the complementary concept organizers that help them organize concepts and procedures.  

TEACHERS LOVE the pre-made exit tickets and next-day warm-ups that support skills from every lesson in the unit. Print 4-per-page or project on the board and record answers on scratch paper!

STUDENTS LOVE the variety of fun and engaging activities!  


Most resources are in non-editable PDF format.

  • Editable versions of the mid-unit assessment and test are also included in .docx format for MS Word.
  • 5 digital activities compatible with Google Slides and Google Classroom™ are included.
  • Printable versions of the digital activities are included in PDF format.

You need a free Google account to access the digital activities, add the digital activities to your Google Drive™, or assign the digital activities using Google Classroom.


Lesson 1: Arithmetic Sequences

Students will:

  • write recursive and explicit formulas for arithmetic sequences
  • write terms from arithmetic sequences given a formula

Lesson 2: Geometric Sequences

Students will:

  • write recursive and explicit formulas for geometric sequences
  • write terms from geometric sequences given a formula

Lesson 3: Linear or Exponential?

Students will:

  • represent linear and exponential functions on tables and graphs given a description of the relationship within the context of an applied problem
  • determine whether tables of data represent linear or exponential functions by identifying constant first differences and common ratios

Lesson 4: Attributes of Exponential Graphs

Students will:

  • graph exponential functions of the form y=ab^x and identify key attributes including the y-intercept, horizontal asymptote, and domain and range

Lesson 5: Formulating Exponential Functions

Students will:

  • formulate the equations of exponential functions of the form y=ab^x from applied situations given an initial value and information about the growth/decay rate or growth/decay factor

Lesson 6: Exponential Regression

Students will:

  • formulate exponential equations of the form y=ab^x from mathematical and applied situations using exponential regression
  • use regression equations to make predictions


  • The Lesson Notes are designed for use as a note-taking guide combined with guided practice.
  • Practice A and Practice B are suitable for use as in-class practice and homework. Two comparable forms are included for increased versatility.
  • The Exit Ticket is designed for a quick concept check at the end of the class period.
  • The Warm-Up is designed for next-day use to reinforce the previous day’s learning.
  • One-page display versions of the exit ticket and warm-up are included. Display the PDF page on a screen for student viewing and have students record their responses on notebook paper or scratch paper to save on printing.


  • 3 Concept Organizers offer complimentary alternatives for note-taking or post-lesson concept reinforcement.
  • The Mid-Unit Review (Forms A and B) provides an opportunity for students to practice the concepts they learned in the first part of the unit.
  • The Mid-Unit Assessment (Forms A and B) may be used as a test, quiz, or daily assignment to meet the specific needs of your students. Editable versions of Forms A and B are included as a .docx file for MS Word.
  • The Unit Review (Forms A and B) helps students focus on the key concepts studied throughout the unit.
  • The Unit Test (Forms A, B, and C) comes in two comparable multiple-choice forms (A and B) and one free-response form (C). The test key includes TEKS alignment for each question to facilitate easy data analysis. Editable versions of Forms A and B are included as a .docx file for MS Word.



Printable versions of each activity are also included in PDF form.

Please view the previews in the bundle section for more detail.


This unit and activity bundle is perfect for providing a complete TEKS-aligned unit or for supplementing existing resources. Use every resource or pick-and-choose from the many options to meet the needs of your students!


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Supports Algebra 1 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Standards: A.9A, A.9B, A.9C, A.9D, A.9E, A.12C, A.12D

A note from Allison at Math Beach Solutions about standards alignment: This resource was designed from the ground up to provide ready-made resources for Texas teachers to implement to facilitate their students’ mastery of the Algebra 1 TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills TAC §111.39). A considerable effort has been made to ensure the TEKS are addressed thoroughly, but these resources will reflect my understanding of the TEKS. As always, continue to use your professional judgment and experience when lesson planning.


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Purchase the Texas Algebra 1 Curriculum to get all 11 units and activities. The curriculum lasts the entire year. It also includes an editable mid-term and editable final exam!

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