These are 12 Thanksgiving task cards for partners – a total of 48 problems in which students will practice solving exponential and logarithmic equations. There are one exponential (equation A) and one logarithmic equation(equation B) on each card. The equations involve a parameter. Students are asked to solve each of the equations A and B for two given different values of the parameter. Thus, students have four problems per card – problems Aa, Ab, Ba and Bb. Students can work in pairs (partner activity) or in groups of three and four (group activity).
The equations require the use of logarithms and exponentials as inverses. Exponential equations include problems that can be solved using a common base along with problems that require logarithms (a^x=b and a^(cx +d) = b, where a=b or/and a≠b). Common base problems require combining exponents using laws of exponents. Logarithmic equations include basic logarithmic equations ( log (base a) x = b and
log (base a) (cx+d)=b ) and some problems in which students must apply the properties of logarithms (adding and subtracting logarithms).
The cards can be used individually as well. The teacher or student can choose which problems to be solved – like problems 1Aa, 2Ba, 3Ab, 4Bb, etc.
Student recording sheets and full solutions (handwritten clearly) are included.
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