Fractional Exponents

Introduce your classes to the power of fractional exponents with a video tutorial that defines rational exponents and then completes several examples as practice. The examples include only integer bases and require simplifying.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Post the video for homework help
  • Create a guided notes document for learners to complete while watching the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have a strong understanding of evaluating both radicals and integer exponents
Pros

  • Uses color to emphasize the key components of the rational exponent expression, helping with clarity of the concept
Cons

  • The screen becomes cluttered, making it difficult to follow the examples
Common Core