Apply properties to general equivalent expressions

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SWBAT apply the properties of exponents to generate equivalent expressions.

Big Idea

Focus on equivalence! Push kids to use ALL of the properties of exponents together - a great lesson for consolidation, review, and meta-cognitive thinking.

Warm Up

10 minutes

Each day, students complete a Warm-Up that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material.  Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.

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10 minutes

I like to Problem_12 for the huddle for this lesson. By pushing kids to circle more than one answer, I feel like the question reaches a higher level of rigor, and it pushes them to apply all of the properties of exponents together.  It is at a higher level of rigor, because it does not allow students to find one right answer and choose it without fully understanding each answer choice - this way pushes kids to really evaluate each expression.

I also push my students to identify which properties they are using for each one to push their retention of each of the properties of exponents.




15 minutes

Tonight's Homework is to be completed at home and should take the students approximately 15 minutes.