Unit 3 was a weird one for Algebra 2. I wanted to cover exponential functions right after linear functions to see if teaching y=a+bx actually helped my students to graph y=a(b)^x. I also needed to review exponent rules with my students before we could move onto quadratic functions, radical functions, or logarithmic functions. And, I also needed to make sure that my students were solid on the distributive property, combining like terms, and factoring before we got any further into the semester. So, I sort of combined all of these into a hodgepodge Unit 3.
|Unit 3 Table of Contents - I apologize for the fact that this was not up-to-date when I took the picture. Oops...|
|Exponential Functions Frayer Model|
|Ms. Hagan's Book of Exponent Rules worked so well with my Algebra 1 students that I decided to try it out with my Algebra 2 students.|
|Parts of a Power and Unwritten Exponents|
|Exponent Rules for Like Bases|
|Negative and Zero Exponents|
|Naming Polynomials Graphic Organizer|
|Combining Like Terms and the Distributive Property Foldable - Outside|
|Combining Like Terms and The Distributive Property Foldable - Inside|
|Introduction to Factoring Notes|
I used the same factoring graphic organizers with my Algebra 2 kiddos that I used with my Algebra 1 kids. You can read more about my approach to factoring this year here.
|Factoring Quadratic Trinomials when a=1|
|Factoring Quadratic Trinomials when a>1|
|Factoring Difference of Squares|
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