Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Laws of Exponents - Section 3: Find the Error


I have to say that this is a great way to review a skill that needs refreshing but is understood at a relatively deep level.  My students have seen the laws of exponents several times already.  Most have a decent to strong understanding.  However, enough of them needed refreshing that this was a necessary lesson.  Rather than give them a short lesson and a sheet full of practice problems, I decided to access Math Practice 3 (Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.) 

 I was pleased with the number of students that were successful with this lesson.  Here is a sample Student Assignment.  Next time I do this lesson, I think I will require complete sentences as many only wrote a word or two.  

  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Great Way to Review
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Laws of Exponents

Unit 3: Polynomials
Lesson 1 of 15

Objective: Students will be able to identify and correct errors in problems using the laws of exponents.

Big Idea: Error analysis helps students reinforce their understanding of the laws of exponents.

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Math, Exponents, Algebra, Algebra 2, master teacher project
  50 minutes
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