Understanding Negative Exponents

Unit 2: Rules of Exponents
Lesson 3 of 10

Objective: SWBAT simplify expressions and equations with negative exponents and understand that a negative exponent can be expressed with positive exponents using the inverse reciprocal.

Big Idea: This lesson will help students gain understanding about negative exponents and how they relate to fractional representations.

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