This section begins with lessons that ask you to describe the growth of a rabbit population and the decreasing rebound height of a bouncing ball. You will use tables, graphs, and equations to represent the growth.
Also in this unit, you will investigate a family of exponential functions. You will recognize exponential growth when given situations, tables, graphs, or equations, and you will make connections between these representations. You will also extend your knowledge of exponents and their properties and learn how to use these properties, along with the algebra skills you already possess, to solve exponential equations. You will be introduced to step functions. At the end of the section, you will get to apply exponential functions to real-life situations involving growth and decay.