Exponent Properties with Variable Expressions: Size of Solar Tornadoes

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Exponents may have your pupils' heads spinning after an engaging lesson as they connect properties to tornadoes! Learners compare a distance between cities to the distance across a solar tornado. They use exponent properties to find the ratio of that distance.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the final challenge question as an exit card
  • Incorporate the review questions as an independent assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires free CK-12 accounts to use lesson materials
Pros

  • Includes challenge questions to check for understanding
  • Gives conceptual meaning to an abstract topic
Cons

  • None
Common Core