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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Algebra II Module 3, Topic D: Using Logarithms in Modeling Situtation
URL: https://www.engageny.org/resource/algebra-ii-module-3-topic-d-overview
Description:

Module 3, Topic D opens with a hands-on simulation and modeling activity in which students gather data and apply the analysis of Lesson 22 in Topic C to model it with an exponential function (A-CED.2, F-LE.5). Students use logarithms to solve exponential equations analytically and express the solution as a logarithm (F-LE.4). Students study the relationship between exponential growth and decay and geometric series (F-IF.3), and students must use properties of exponents to interpret expressions for exponential functions (F-IF.8b). Armed with a more thorough understanding of exponential functions and equations, students revisit the topic of Newton’s Law of Cooling that was introduced in Algebra I (F-BF.1b).

Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: How Many Solutions?: Algebra 1, Episode 14: Unit 7, Lesson 5 | Illustrative Math
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/im20-math-ep14-75/how-many-solutions/
Description:

This video lesson builds on the idea that both graphing and rewriting quadratic equations in the form of expression = 0 are useful strategies for solving equations. It also reinforces the ties between the zeros of a function and the horizontal intercepts of its graph, which students began exploring in an earlier unit.

Here, students learn that they can solve equations by rearranging them into the form expression = 0, graphing the equation y = expression, and finding the horizontal intercepts. They also notice that dividing each side of a quadratic equation by a variable is not reliable because it eliminates one of the solutions. As students explain why certain maneuvers for solving quadratic equations are acceptable and others are not, students practice constructing logical arguments (MP3).

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