Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Properties of Exponents (Day 2 of 2) - Section 2: Investigation


Because this lesson builds on the lesson from the previous class it is important to do a thorough review of the Do Now, especially if any students missed the last lesson. During the Exponent Investigation, it is important to stress that students must write their answers as fractions.  Some will resist writing whole numbers as fractions but it is necessary so that they can effectively compare positive and negative exponents. Drawing a visual example in the “Why This Works” column helps students test whether they actually understand the rule. This step is especially important to help students who struggle.

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Properties of Exponents (Day 2 of 2)

Unit 8: Polynomials
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: SWBAT simplify Algebraic expressions using properties of exponents

Big Idea: Students will use a calculator to investigate the Zero and the Negative Exponent Property.

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