Exponents of Numbers

 

Objectives:

 

        To develop and understanding of exponent of numerical bases

        To become skilled at calculations where numerical bases are taken to a power

        To be introduced to scientific notation

 

Outcomes:

 

To complete the quizzes in the Feedback and Review section with 80% mastery

 

Warm-Up:

 

For practice and an assessment on exponents, click here http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&ResourceID=305 .

 

New Instruction:

1.  For examples and a quiz, click here http://www.algebrahelp.com/lessons/simplifying/numberexp/index.htm .

 

2.  To study rules 1-3 and practice problems that go with each, click here http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/logs/log3/log33/log33.html and study  rules 1-3 and do the practice problems that got with each. 

 

3.  To go through a lesson and practice, click here http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/math-topic.cfm?TopicCode=exp.  There is a teacher resource page that has a neat problem on it.  Just a suggestion -- read it and do it yourself and then share the power of exponents with someone else, your teacher, friend, a fellow student or a family member.

 

4.  For an explanation and examples of zero and negative exponents, click here

     http://www.homeschoolmath.net/other_topics/negative_zero_exponents.php .

 

5.  Still having troubles with negative exponents Click on http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/sets/select/dm_neg_exponents.html and read through some of the common question asked about negative exponents.

 Feedback and Review:

1.  To take a basic quiz, click on http://www.mathgoodies.com/worksheets/exponents_wks.htm.  

 

2.  To go through the 4 steps, click here http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L8GL.html .  You must pass the quiz with 8/10 to be considered proficient.

 

3.  For another quiz on basic calculations with exponents of numerical bases, click on http://www.quia.com/servlets/quia.activities.common.ActivityPlayer?AP_rand=973212311&AP_activityType=3&AP_urlId=245581&AP_continuePlay=true&id=245581

Transfer of Knowledge of Skills:

1.  The last 3 activities are more challenging and are for you if you would like to apply what you have learned to more problems that involve fractions and decimals.

 

2.  Click here http://www.edhelper.com/exponents1.htm.  Print the worksheet, complete it, and turn it in to your instructor to be corrected. 

 

3.  Click here http://www.edhelper.com/exponents101.htm and do the Exponent Crossword puzzle.  A key is provided at the bottom of the page so you can correct it when you are done.

 

4.  Click on http://www.edhelper.com/exponents103.htm and do the crossword on Exponent Addition.

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