Reflection: Rigor Exploring Exponents - Section 3: Writing in Exponential Form


In order to increase the rigor of this lesson, I had the students looking at the expressions associated with exponents.

For example:  3 squared is the same as (equal sign) 3 x 3 is the same as (equal sign) 9.  I showed them that each of the expressions means the same thing thing.  Additionally, I had the students identify which expression was in exponential form, a product of factors and the value.  

I believe that this helped deepen their understanding of the exponents.  


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Exploring Exponents

Unit 6: Expressions
Lesson 1 of 14

Objective: SWBAT identify the parts of an exponent and find the value of each expression including variables and fractions through cooperative learning strategies.

Big Idea: Learning about exponents helps students think about and understand expressions.

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