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

 

3.  For rules and examples of  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 questions about exponents, click http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/sets/mid_exponents.html .

 

2.  To a 10 Question interactive quiz that 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.

 

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