Chapter 7

Exponents and Exponential Functions


Where's the math?

Check out this photo!

The bacteria population in the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park causes the different colors you see around the spring.

Did you know that you can use exponents to describe the population? You'll learn how in this chapter.


The Real Number System

Seeing Structure in Expressions

Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models

Big Ideas


Essential Question: How can you represent numbers less than 1 using exponents?


Essential Question: How can you simplify expressions involving exponents?


Essential Question: What are the characteristics of exponential functions?

Remind Stream

Wall of Wisdom