Learning Math: Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Nonlinear Functions (#107)
Continue exploring functions and relationships with two types of nonlinear functions: exponential and quadratic functions. This program reveals that exponential functions are expressed in constant ratios between successive outputs and that quadratic functions have constant second differences. Work with graphs of exponential and quadratic functions and explore exponential and quadratic functions in real-life situations. [27 minutes]
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Series Description: "LEARNING MATH: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra," organized around NCTM content standards, strives to help teachers better understand the mathematics concepts underlying the content that they teach. This professional development series explores the 'big ideas' in algebraic thinking, such as finding, describing, and using patterns; using functions to make predictions; understanding linearity and proportional reasoning; understanding non-linear functions; and understanding and exploring algebraic structure.
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