Extending the Definitions of Exponents, Variation 1

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Scientist work with negative integer exponents all the time. Here, participants will learn how to relate negative exponents to time and to generate equivalent numerical expressions. Learners will apply the properties of integer exponents and see that a negative exponent is the time before something began. Have your junior scientists expand each negative exponent so they get a clear idea that the numbers are decreasing. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Relates well to Common Core Standard
  • Applies negative exponents
  • Good model
Cons

  • Instructor needs to expand on predictions made in resource
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