Ch 8: Exponents & Logarithms Lesson Plans

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Use the teacher resources in this chapter to enhance your exponents and logarithms lessons. Access informative lesson plans, fun and entertaining lessons and other resources to strengthen your class lectures, projects and discussions.

Exponents & Logarithms Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lesson plans make it easy for you to develop informative and engaging lessons on exponents and logarithms. Explore lesson ideas, discussion questions, homework suggestions and other resources you can incorporate into your curriculum. Also, have your students review fun video and text lessons to boost their comprehension. Topics in this chapter include:

  • Properties and rules of exponents
  • Scientific notation
  • Additional exponents and logarithms topics!

With each video and text lesson is a quiz you can use to assess your students' knowledge of exponents and logarithms. These resources are available anytime from any computer, tablet or smartphone.

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  • Curriculum standards: Ensures your students learn information that meets education standards
  • Recommended class materials: Offers lists of class materials you might need to acquire for your lessons
  • Individual/group projects: Provides ideas for individual or group projects you can use in class to help your students better understand exponents and logarithms

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning exponents and logarithms lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific exponents and scientific notation topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your exponents and logarithms class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related math lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important math concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant exponents and logarithms-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

29 Lessons in Chapter 8: Exponents & Logarithms Lesson Plans
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Exponents Lesson Plan

1. Exponents Lesson Plan

Tackle teaching students about exponents with this engaging lesson plan. Use the text to explain how exponents work as well as the seven rules that govern them. Plenty of guided practice included as well as a fun game.

What Are Exponents? - Definition, Properties & Rules

2. What Are Exponents? - Definition, Properties & Rules

Exponents are the mathematical shorthand that tells us to multiply the same number by itself for a specified number of times. This lesson will not only explain how the exponent works but also discuss the seven distinct properties, or rules, that govern its use.

Exponent Rules Games & Activities

3. Exponent Rules Games & Activities

Struggling to come up with engaging classroom lessons for a unit on exponents? If so, read this guide to games and activities to use while teaching the rules of exponents.

Scientific Notation: Practice Problems

4. Scientific Notation: Practice Problems

Scientific notation has a lot of exponents, but it's really not that bad - and it's really convenient for working with awkwardly big or small numbers! Get some practice here.

Scientific Notation Games & Activities

5. Scientific Notation Games & Activities

Scientific notation is extremely useful for scientists, and is an important skill for students who are beginning to learn more advanced science for the first time. We can help our students learn what they need to know by playing games and doing activities. Here are some ideas.

Scientific Notation Projects

6. Scientific Notation Projects

Scientific notation doesn't have to be a dull topic; you can make it fun with some in-class projects. Why not try a few of these ideas in your classroom?

Logarithms Lesson Plan

7. Logarithms Lesson Plan

Are you seeking an easier way to teach logarithms? This lesson plan simplifies the process by featuring two video lessons to outline key concepts, both of which allow ample opportunities for practice and discussion.

What is a Logarithm?

8. What is a Logarithm?

Logarithms can help you solve exponential functions. In this lesson, you will learn about how to work with and recognize logarithms, and how to use logarithm notation with an example problem about earthquakes!

How to Evaluate Logarithms

9. How to Evaluate Logarithms

Using this lesson, you can get practice evaluating logarithms, as well as learn some of the shortcuts behind writing and estimating them. You can also learn how to use your calculator to evaluate logarithms, and learn about a concept called the change of base theory.

Negative Exponents Lesson Plan

10. Negative Exponents Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about negative exponents. Students will watch a video defining the term and showing how to write fractions and decimals as exponents. Plenty of guided and independent practice, along with activities and a quiz, make learning last.

Negative Exponents: Writing Powers of Fractions and Decimals

11. Negative Exponents: Writing Powers of Fractions and Decimals

Most numbers can be written in different ways, either as a fraction, decimal or exponent. This lesson will teach you how to write fractions and decimals using exponents and how to convert between the two.

Golden Ratio Lesson Plan

12. Golden Ratio Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the golden ratio with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson explaining what a golden ratio is and ways it is used in geometry and the broader world. Use discussions, activities and a quiz to make learning last.

What is the Golden Ratio in Math? - Definition & Examples

13. What is the Golden Ratio in Math? - Definition & Examples

Explore the golden ratio, a special number that has united mathematics, art, and nature. You will learn the definition of the golden ratio along with several different ways it can be represented and viewed in the world around you.

Fibonacci Sequence Lesson Plan

14. Fibonacci Sequence Lesson Plan

The Fibonacci sequence is all around us in nature, math and art. Through a video, real-life examples and a hands-on activity, this lesson plan shows students how to create and recognize the Fibonacci sequence, golden ratio and golden spiral.

Fibonacci Sequence: Examples, Golden Ratio & Nature

15. Fibonacci Sequence: Examples, Golden Ratio & Nature

The Fibonacci sequence is seen all around us. Learn how the Fibonacci sequence relates to the golden ratio and explore how your body and various items, like seashells and flowers, demonstrate the sequence in the real world.

Exponential Growth Lesson Plan

16. Exponential Growth Lesson Plan

In this lesson we explore exponential growth through a series of discussions concerning equations and growth rates. In addition, we help our class understand exponential growth through visual representation and then ask them to identify real-life examples.

Exponential Growth: Definition & Examples

17. Exponential Growth: Definition & Examples

Exponential growth is growth that increases at a consistent rate, and it is a common occurrence in everyday life. In this lesson, learn about exponential growth and some of its real-world applications.

Exponential Function Activities

18. Exponential Function Activities

Working with exponential functions can be a difficult skill for students to learn. Use these activities to help students understand how to simplify, solve, and graph exponential functions.

Exponential Decay Lesson Plan

19. Exponential Decay Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores exponential decay. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz to demonstrate learning. The activity can also be used as an individual online project.

Exponential Decay: Examples & Definition

20. Exponential Decay: Examples & Definition

Exponential decay occurs when a population decreases at a consistent rate over time. In this lesson, you will learn what makes exponential decay unique.

Properties of Logarithms Lesson Plan

21. Properties of Logarithms Lesson Plan

If you are discussing logarithms, this lesson plan explores the three properties. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz. The activity can also serve as an online individual project.

Properties of Logarithms Activities

22. Properties of Logarithms Activities

Consider using this lesson to introduce students to the properties of logarithms. Use these activities to help students understand the properties and how to use them when working with logarithmic expressions.

Graphing Logarithms Activities

23. Graphing Logarithms Activities

Understanding logarithmic functions can be a challenging task for students to master. Use these activities to help students graph logarithmic functions and identify what aspects of a logarithmic function can affect the shape of the graph.

Golden Ratio Lesson Plan for Elementary School

24. Golden Ratio Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Implementing this lesson plan will help you teach students about the golden ratio and describe some applications for the concept using domain-specific vocabulary. Afterwards, use the lesson quiz provided to check student's understanding.

Exponents Activities for High School

25. Exponents Activities for High School

If you are teaching exponents at the high school level, it can be helpful to have some activities to build into your instruction. This lesson offers hands-on activities related to exponents in high school math.

Exponential Expressions Activities for High School

26. Exponential Expressions Activities for High School

Teaching students at the high school level how to work with exponential expressions will help them develop their mathematical capacities. This lesson offers activities for making exponential expressions more fun.

Exponential & Logarithmic Functions Activities

27. Exponential & Logarithmic Functions Activities

As a high school math teacher, you'll be teaching your students about exponential functions and their inverse, logarithmic functions. This lesson provides activities you can use to supplement your instruction.

Scientific Notation Lesson Plan

28. Scientific Notation Lesson Plan

Use's video lesson on scientific notation to practice the rules required to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers that are written in scientific notation. End the lesson with a game that allows students to practice their skills.

Laws of Exponents Lesson Plan

29. Laws of Exponents Lesson Plan

This lesson plan reviews the eight rules of exponents using video instruction and class discussion with practice. An active game helps to solidify the rules while a written assignment allows for demonstrable practice.

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