At the beginning of 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).
Algebra II Module 3, Topic B, Overview
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Common Core Learning Standards
|N.Q .2||Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.|
|A.CED.1||Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations...|
|F.BF.1.a||Determine an explicit expression, a recursive process, or steps for calculation from a context.|