Negative Exponents Operations

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Are exponent rules different if the exponents are negative? Using the definition of negative exponents and the rules of exponents, the resource shows that the rules of exponents hold independent of the sign of the exponent. Practice problems provide class members an opportunity to work with negative exponents within operations. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the entire resource within a flipped classroom environment
  • Refresh the class on the rules of exponents
Classroom Considerations

  • Some pupils will have difficulty with the integer operations
  • The resource is fourth in a 7-part exponents unit
Pros

  • The video reminds pupils of the rules of operating with integers
  • The resource contains an answer key
Cons

  • Uses only one teaching practice throughout the lesson
Common Core