I have heard of logarithms, and done very little research at all. From that little bit of research I found out its in algebra 2. Sadly to say, I'm going into 9th grade, but yet I'm learning [calculus!?] and I don't know what a logarithm is! I find it in many places now. I deem it important to know what a logarithm is even though I'm jumping the gun in a sense. My understanding of concepts, is just like that of programming. In the mean time, you know its there, and your ITCHING SO HARD to find out what that is, but nope! For now we use it, tomorrow we learn what it does.
I just know that to identify a logarithm at my level, I just look for a log. :P