Saturday, March 24, 2012

Logarithmic Graphing

In precalculus we finished our unit on logarithms by seeing what/why/how log graph paper is used. I showed them the crazy-uneven-looking paper and we got to it with:

this sheet.

Things that came up: name of our galaxy, how to do the work for the 2nd blank, giggling about Uranus, caution and care of units when you just see "58", number of feet in a mile, how much is a billion, how many millions in a billion, ...

I also love the type of examples that we used. Their homework that night was to find a sort of "show and tell" example about anything to do with astronomy. They came back with some cool facts, and we had fun sharing and being amazed at it all.


  1. nice blog.. it would have been more good if there were a couple of photos!
    cool math 4 kids

  2. Anonymous2:06 AM

    Miss Mane, a post from you in my RSS reader always makes my day! Thanks for blogging. I'm teaching geometry for the first time this year, and your ideas are always helpful.