This Rational Exponents—What are 2^1/2 and 2^1/3? lesson plan also includes:
Are you rooting for your high schoolers to learn about rational exponents? In the third installment of a 35-part module, pupils first learn the meaning of 2^(1/n) by estimating values on the graph of y = 2^x and by using algebraic manipulations. The lesson plan continues on to investigate b^(1/n) and b^(m/n).
- Have scholars create a card-matching activity with rational exponents and radicals
- Learners need to know how to graph exponential functions and estimate values on a graph
- Be sure to review properties of exponents before conducting the lesson
- Lesson notes indicate where to look for mathematical practices during instruction
- Resource includes printable student worksheets and an answer key