Teaching manipulation of expressions and equations before introducing variables « The Number Warrior

Teaching manipulation of expressions and equations before introducing variables

Teaching manipulation of expressions and equations before introducing variables « The Number Warrior

"Worksheet with list of functions that precalculus students ought to come to know very very well (y=x, y=x^2, y=x^3, y=x^-1, y=x^1/2, etc). Early in the year, I spend five minutes of class having students fill out as much of the first page as they can and then I collect them (but don't grade them). We repeat this off and on until most people can do the whole page in five minutes. Later, we do the same thing with the second page (trig, log and exponential functions).

"Worksheet with list of functions that precalculus students ought to come to know very very well (y=x, y=x^2, y=x^3, y=x^-1, y=x^1/2, etc). Early in the year, I spend five minutes of class having students fill out as much of the first page as they can and then I collect them (but don't grade them). We repeat this off and on until most people can do the whole page in five minutes. Later, we do the same thing with the second page (trig, log and exponential functions).

Expanding and Condensing Logarithms Math LibIn this activity, students will practice using the product property, quotient property, and power property in order to expand and condense logarithms as they rotate through 10 stations. The answer at each station will give them a piece to a story (who, doing what, with who, where, when, etc.) This is a much more fun approach to multiple choice, and the students adore reading the story to the class.

Expanding and Condensing Logarithms Math Lib

Expanding and Condensing Logarithms Math LibIn this activity, students will practice using the product property, quotient property, and power property in order to expand and condense logarithms as they rotate through 10 stations. The answer at each station will give them a piece to a story (who, doing what, with who, where, when, etc.) This is a much more fun approach to multiple choice, and the students adore reading the story to the class.

What Makes a Vertical Asymptote vs. a Hole? Guided Inquiry Lesson -- FREE download for Algebra / Pre-Calc

What Makes a Vertical Asymptote vs. a Hole? Guided Inquiry Lesson -- FREE download for Algebra / Pre-Calc

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