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reSolve: Real-World Algebra: Exponential Functions

This sequence of two lessons explores exponential functions as seen in the real world, linking the representations of function rules, graphs and tables of values. Students consider real-world objects and data that can be described using exponential functions. They use simulations and modelling to investigate transformations, reflections and stretches to graphs of exponential functions and how these are reflected in parameters in the function rules. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry special topic 'Bringing the real world into algebra'.

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Year level(s) Year 10
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords graphs, exponential functions

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Algebra, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Non-linear relationships
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions

Recognise the connection between algebraic and graphical representations of exponential relations and solve related exponential equations, using digital tools where appropriate

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