This task is designed for algebra students studying exponential functions. Students are given two functions to compare and contrast through a discussion and a mystery function that can be deduced from four facts. Students can use argumentation language while determining the mystery function and while answering the final question, on which expression represents a larger value.

Microsoft Word version: 912Algebra_LE_ExponentialFunctions_LessonPlan

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This worksheet is designed for algebra students. Students are given two tables and told that one represents a linear relationship and the other represents an exponential relationship. Students must decide which table represents which relationship and construct an argument to convince other students. Students may create equations to represent the functions, or provide visuals to aid in the explanantion; the argument is not given a set structure.

Microsoft Word version: 912Algebra_LE_Models_Worksheet_Construct

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This task was used with 11th and 12th grade students in Algebra 2. The objective is for students to determine if an equation is that of a quadratic function. Students are presented with two scenarios and asked to construct and critique a mathematical argument.

Microsoft Word version: 912Algebra_LE_Quadratic_Worksheet_ConstructCritique

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