Expressions with Zero and Negative Exponents

Be a hero—not a zero! Challenge scholars to look for patterns to develop properties of zero and negative exponents. Through exploration, individuals find patterns and apply them to expressions with zero and negative exponents.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a foldable or graphic organizer to record notes on the different exponent properties
  • After the warm-up activity, have pupils share their discoveries with a partner
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects pupils have experience with multiplication and division properties of exponents
Pros

  • Provides both an opening and closing exercise
  • Enables learners to develop the properties on their own through structured discovery
Cons

  • None
Common Core