FiCycle LOGs Instructional Materials
FiCycle LOGs are a manipulative designed to help with instruction on exponents and logarithms. By using a ‘constructivist’ approach to teaching logarithms, FiCycle LOGs allow students to explore and discover the properties of logarithms in the physical world before explicitly linking them to exponents. Each piece is labeled with a number and the length of the piece is proportional to the logarithm of the number. Thus, FiCycle LOGs exhibit all of the properties of logarithms.
The available materials include cutout paper LOGs, a teacher’s guide, 13 worksheets to teach various properties of logarithms, change of base formula, solving equations using logarithms, and more.