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.

2 comments:

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

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  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.

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