Properties of Exponents and Radicals

(vegetable)^(1/2) = root vegetable? The fourth installment of a 35-part module has scholars extend properties of exponents to rational exponents to solve problems. Individuals use these properties to rewrite radical expressions in terms of rational exponents, including expressions where the radicand contains variables.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a graphic organizer summarizing properties of exponents and radicals
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need to have prior experience with rational exponents
  • Lesson suggests having the class use calculators to check their work, so calculators should be available
Pros

  • Teacher resource lists suggestions for scaffolding instruction
  • Includes a problem set to use as a homework assignment
Cons

  • None