Log Properties - Quiz Yourself

Log Properties Quiz Yourself - Students practice taking a quiz to see how well they know the properties of logarithms.

So, I always loved teaching logs in Algebra 2.  I have so many fun things that I did during that unit!

This isn’t really an activity, but it always worked well with my kids.  I made this “quiz” for my students with everything I wanted them to know after the expanding and condensing logs lesson.  I usually put it under the document camera and told them it was a pop quiz (which it really wasn’t).  Then, I set a timer for 10 or 15 minutes.  I didn’t allow them to use their notes.  They always freaked out a little in the beginning, then read the instructions and calmed down a little.  Once the timer went off, we would check our answers together.

Giving a fake quiz always inspired my students to start studying (go figure!).  After I did this the first time, I started doing it more often.  It scares the kids that haven’t been doing their homework, but doesn’t necessarily penalize them.  I like doing this because students often decide on their own to review their notes, rather than having me nag them, which is always a win.


  1. Thank you for this post! Curious... what is MML?

  2. Dawn, MML is My Math Lab. :) My students had their homework on the computer.

  3. I like this idea. What a great way to hold students accountable!


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