**
Exponents of Variables**

**
Objectives:**

To develop an understanding of the rules of exponents as used in algebra.

**
Outcomes:**

To complete with 80% mastery, all worksheets and quizzes in the **Feedback and
Review** section.

**
Warm-Up:**

1. For a

slide show of the rules for exponents, click here http://www.math.hawaii.edu/~dale/flash/exponents.html .

2. Want the

rulesand a good written explanation of each? Click here http://www.oakroadsystems.com/math/expolaws.htm .

3. For

rules and examplesof basic exponents, Negative exponents, Scientific notation, Engineering notation, and Rational exponents, click here http://www.purplemath.com/modules/exponent.htm .

**New
Instruction:**

1. For good explanations and examples when

multiplying and dividing with exponents, click here http://www.millville.org/Workshops_f/Santa2/Text/Lesson3.html .

2. For

rules for exponents and examples, click here http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/alg/powers.html?tqskip1=1 . When you are finished reading the section and think you understand it, take the quiz. Notation on the quiz is cumbersome.

3. For

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

**
Feedback and Review:**

1. For

answers to commonly asked questionsabout exponents, click http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/sets/mid_exponents.html .

2. To a

10 Question interactive quizthat is corrected online, click here http://www.math.ucla.edu/~aives/quizzes/exp01.htm .

**
Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:**

1. Click http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/2426/page51.html .

2. For

online exponent Quiz, click http://math.uww.edu/~mcfarlat/141/expo1.htm .

3. For 56 problems on negative and zero exponents as well as scientific notation, click here http://www1.broward.edu/~hsorkin/I-Math/Supp-5/Supp-5.PDF . Find them at the bottom of the page after the examples. The answers are there at the end of that page also.