# ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Applying the Quadratic Formula (Part 1): Algebra 1, Episode 24: Unit 7, Lesson 17 | Illustrative Math
Description:

In this video lesson, students return to some quadratic functions they have seen. They write quadratic equations to represent relationships and use the quadratic formula to solve problems that they did not previously have the tools to solve (other than by graphing). In some cases, the quadratic formula is the only practical way to find the solutions. In others, students can decide to use other methods that might be more straightforward (MP5).

The work in this lesson—writing equations, solving them, and interpreting the solutions in context—encourages students to reason quantitatively and abstractly (MP2).

Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Algebra II Module 3, Topic B: Logarithms
URL: https://www.engageny.org/resource/algebra-ii-module-3-topic-b-overview
Description:

At the beginning of Module 3, Topic B, students apply the properties of exponents to solve exponential equations numerically (F-BF.1a) as a way to motivate the need for logarithms, which are first introduced by the more intuitive name “WhatPower." In the intermediate lessons, students discover the logarithmic properties by creating and examining logarithmic tables and answering sets of directed questions. In the final lessons in Topic B, they solve logarithmic equations by applying the inverse relationship between exponents and logarithms (F-LE.4).

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: Solving Quadratic Equations With the Zero Product Property: Algebra 1, Episode 13: Unit 7, Lesson 4 | Illustrative Math
Description:

In this video lesson, students learn about the zero product property. They use it to reason about the solutions to quadratic equations that each have a quadratic expression in the factored form on one side and 0 on the other side. They see that when an expression is a product of two or more factors and that product is 0, one of the factors must be 0. Students make use of the structure of a quadratic expression in factored form and the zero product property to understand the connections between the numbers in the form and the x-intercepts of its graph (MP7).

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