Reflection: Real World Applications Properties of Exponents (Day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Cheerios Lab


Students should have learned about exponents in middle school. Some students have a strong understanding of exponents but others do not.  For those who never learned or do not remember exponents, the cheerios exploration is a good way to break it down. Students who are proficient can skip the cheerios exploration and go straight into practice. Although this is an 8th grade standard, I feel that it is important to review because it is the building block for the entire rest of the unit.

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Properties of Exponents (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 8: Polynomials
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: SWBAT simplify Algebraic expressions using properties of exponents

Big Idea: Students will use Cheerios to visualize 4 important properties of exponents (Product Rule, Quotient Rule, Power to a Power, and Power to a Quotient)

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