Laws of Exponents Pt. 1

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Create a classroom of law-abiding mathematicians! Explore the meaning of exponential expressions that require multiplication and division. The activity asks individuals to write exponential expressions in ways that are equivalent. As learners recognize patterns, they develop a connection to the laws of exponents.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a bulletin board with students' work discovering the exponent properties
  • Have pupils use manipulatives such as algebra tiles to model problems according to the visuals provided in the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires familiarity with the meaning of the parts of an exponential expression
Pros

  • Emphasizes the relationship between patterns and properties
  • Encourages multiple strategies for approaching a problem
Cons

  • None
Common Core