Operations with Exponents

This Operations with Exponents handout & reference also includes:

It just multiplies out. The lesson provides the rules for operations with exponents and keeps them as positive integers in the lesson. Videos explain the rules for the operations with exponents while working out examples. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the videos in a flipped classroom environment
  • Remind the class that canceling is a term that is used to describe the division of a number by itself
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils often get confused on when to add exponents and when to multiply them
  • The resource is the second part of a seven-part series of an exponents unit
Pros

  • Exponents example video provides the types of problems pupils see in the homework
  • Provides a key for the homework problems
Cons

  • Uses a limited direct instructional approach
Common Core