Common Core Standards: Math
High School: Functions
Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models HSF-LE.A.1
1. Distinguish between situations that can be modeled with linear functions and with exponential functions.
Students should be able to actually see the differences between a linear and exponential function, whether it's through graphs, tables, or other media. Then, they should be able to apply these functions to specific situations, or at minimum, understand when each function may be of use.