## Webquest Introduction

By now in your academic career, you have probably used almost every button on a typical scientific calculator, except for one. What is the

**log**button (or the**ln**button) used for anyway? Here you are in Algebra II and there's a function you don't know about?? Have you heard the term logarithm? Many people have heard this term in a high school Algebra class, but they don't really know what it means. The truth is that logarithms are an essential part of higher level math and are closely related to the exponential expressions you've seen. They are a tool required to solve certain types of equations, and they have a lot of applications in all areas of science and engineering. A great way to gain a comprehension of a concept is to teach it to another, thus, all of you are going to be teachers for this project.**Essential Questions:**

**Why is there a log button on any basic scientific calculator? What is it used for? Why was it developed?**

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