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Unit 1 - Algebraic Models & Exponents

In our first unit of the course students will learn to evaluate powers with rational exponents, simplify algebraic expressions involving exponents, and solve problems involving exponential equations both graphically and using
common bases. These skills will become very handy in future units when we deal with financial growth and decay.

 As usual, this outline is subject to change without notice. Attend class for the most up-to-date version. 
Topic Homework Date
1.1 - Investigating the Laws of Exponents
            Class Handout
         
  Basic Exponent Rules Recap  
         
  Videos and practice to help  


Read:  Class Handout 

Do: 
      Pg. 362 # 1af, 2acf, 3acf, 6eg, 7
Thurs. Sept. 12th
1.2 - Expanding Our Skills with Exponents
            Class Note 
            Video Example, more: youtube

Do: Pg. 363 # 6dh, 7-10, 11d, 12

     > Extra Practice Worksheet (optional)
Fri. Sept. 13th
1.3 - Rational (Fraction) Exponents
            Class Note
            Videos and practice  

** Quiz tomorrow on 1.1-1.3
    

    > Do: Pg. 369 # 1, 2, 5 
       and Pg. 376 # 1a, 2b, 3, 6abcd

Mon. Sept. 16th
Quiz:  1.1-1.3  (tues.)

1.4 - Solving Exponential Equations
            Great Video #1
            Great Video #2
            Class Note        [Older class note]
            Excellent Video Playlist  



> Do: (two days in-class)
    Pg. 384 # 1acd, 2acd, 3abd, 4,
        5ab,7aefgh, 9ab(i)(ii), 10bf, 15
Tues. Sept. 17th
&
Wed. Sept. 18th
1.5 - Solving Exponential Equations by Graphing
            Class Note
            Video - Exponential Growth  
            Video - Exponential Decay  

 > Do:  Worksheet
    
    Desmos   

 Fri. Sept. 20th
1.6 - Applications of Exponential Equations I
            Class Note
            Exponential Word Problems  
            Half-life (Decay) Video

 > Do: 
    Pg. 376-377 # 8-13
     Pg. 391 # 1, 3, 7
 Mon. Sept. 23rd
&
Tues. Sept. 24th
1.7 - Applications of Exponential Equations II
            Class notes were in-class


 > Do: 
    Pg. 377 # 14-17, 
    Pg. 400 # 23-25
Wed. Sept. 25th
UNIT REVIEW 
     Reminder:   All assessments are open-book.

Unit Assessment is Monday, Sept. 30th


 > Do: 
    Pg. 400 # 1-22

    Extra Practice   ( Solutions )
    Pls Note: Answer to # 2c is 16, not 32
Thurs. Sept. 26th
&
Fri. Sept. 27th