Rational Exponents 4

Use the powers of seven to simplify expressions. Given two expressions, pupils rewrite both as a power of seven. The first expression requires writing all the bases as a power of seven and using properties of exponents to multiply. The second has learners change the radicals to fractional exponents and use exponent properties to divide.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the properties of exponents for multiplication and division
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should know how to convert from radical notation to exponential notation
  • Individuals should recognize a perfect square
Pros

  • Includes examples of work at different levels of understanding
  • Provides descriptions of common misconceptions
Cons

  • None
Common Core